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Sharpening the Focus

A Blog by Ron Fuhrman

He alone!

Posted by Ron Fuhrman on March 25th, 2013

Our pastor gave a great message yesterday the essence of which is; although everything seems to crumble around us, nothing changes with God. He is still and always will remain “on the throne”. Which is another way of saying, He is still in charge. That is where our focus is to be. He alone is […]

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Time

Posted by Ron Fuhrman on February 25th, 2013

Life is full and getting fuller. Yesterday I was talking to some men and realized that as we were reviewing the things that are on the schedule we were talking about the end of March. For us, filling in all of the time in between means that life is full. I know that some guys […]

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A Life Adventure

Posted by Ron Fuhrman on February 18th, 2013

Last month, we had our quarterly Whetstone board meeting. It is so good to have men that faithfully give of their time and support to oversee this work. I don’t know when I have ever felt so fulfilled. Every week I have the opportunity to interact with men on life issues. God has designed us […]

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Words…

Posted by Ron Fuhrman on January 28th, 2013

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 “Idle words are characterless and die upon utterance. Evil words rankle for a while, make contentions, and then die. But the hopeful, kind, cheering word […]

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Investing For a Return

Posted by Ron Fuhrman on January 21st, 2013

It is understood that when a resource is invested, a return of increase is hoped for. Every day I am faced with the investment of my life. How will my energy be invested, will I experience growing energy for the return on effort? How will I invest my time? Will time “expand” for greater investment? […]

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Men’s Issues

Posted by Ron Fuhrman on January 14th, 2013

I have recently been doing some work on some programs for men and I came across a church that surveyed their men, asking what the top five issues were that they needed help with. Their answers were in this order marriage, parenting, leadership, battling sin (especially in the area of purity) and living in the […]

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Generosity Breeds Generosity

Posted by Ron Fuhrman on December 17th, 2012

Today my wife heard a speaker say that “generosity breeds generosity”. My heart has always been to offer ministry so that anyone can afford our canoe trips and special events. The way that works for me is that each one gives whatever they can and we trust the Lord for the rest. There have always […]

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What’s A Fruffer?

Posted by Ron Fuhrman on December 11th, 2012

A what? Yes, I said a “fruffer’. Definition: One who fruffs stuff, like fake Christmas tree branches. You know, I used to find ‘other things to do’ when time for fruffing came around but I have learned that it makes my wife happy to have a fellow fruffer and tree setter upper and furniture mover, […]

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What A Good Friend

Posted by Ron Fuhrman on December 3rd, 2012

The other day I was working on a devotional message and came across the story of Jesus and the events surrounding Lazarus’ death. While I was meditating on the story I came across some comments on how much He loved his friends. I then connected that story with the different ways that Jesus connected with […]

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Check out the updates!

Posted by Ron Fuhrman on November 26th, 2012

Check out the updates! There are several things that are new for Whetstone. First, is that we now are developing a local team to share the work of Whetstone. Jay Hill will be posting regular blog updates, Connor Jones will be assisting with events, and Cameron Covey will be managing the website. I believe the […]

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Ministry versus just another activity?

Posted by Ron Fuhrman on November 20th, 2012

What is ministry versus just another activity? I believe that we are called to be, called to go and called to make disciples. Does that make sense? Think about that for awhile. We are to be in relationship with Christ, much like a branch in a vine…being dependant on the life flowing from the vine […]

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Fall 2012 Update

Posted by Ron Fuhrman on November 12th, 2012

This last Sunday I was asked to fill in the pulpit at Nicodemus church. We love the opportunity to be with the folks out there. It is feels like our church home away from home. This weekend we will once again have the monthly Pathfinders event. Our topic this weekend will be “survival”. We have […]

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Looking Ahead

Posted by Ron Fuhrman on February 1st, 2010

As to the year ahead, we have determined to do three specific things. One is to assemble a working team of men in our local area that will be involved in the events and small group activities that we are doing. Second, we want offer a mentorship that would impact some younger men. I believe […]

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Ministry

Posted by Ron Fuhrman on February 6th, 2008

Dear Friends, Ministry is as close as the next person we meet. Every person is fighting some sort of a battle and we have the opportunity to join with them in the fight. I have come to realize that I cannot fix anyone, although that is what I have been trying to do all my […]

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PODS

Posted by Ron Fuhrman on December 4th, 2007

PODS stands for personal,observation, discipleship (or discovery), and spiritual growth. It is a word we’ve adapted to our small group approach. Over the last three years I have been involved as a chaplain in training. The training utilized small groups with a goal of personal and professional growth. I know the concept is not new […]

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Giving Thanks

Posted by Ron Fuhrman on November 27th, 2007

I am so glad our nation’s leaders decided it was a good idea to encourage folks to set aside some time to give thanks. I can think of so many things that have happened this year for which we are grateful. We are thankful for all of you who have involved themselves in one of […]

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Opportunities

Posted by Ron Fuhrman on May 23rd, 2007

The other day I shared a message with some men and was impressed with the fact that God does not ‘need’ us to work for Him, because He is self-sufficient. But it is a privilege to serve Him, however, and to be a part of His plan. This morning I felt burdened and asked the […]

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