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realrestisbest
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Where did all these guys go!!!   
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the shovel
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BobB pops in and out ... and now that you've asked about him he will probably show his face again soon.

Meph55 (aka Dave Cossaboon) has been in poor physical condition for quite some time. I tried to contact him a few times a while back ... but to no avail. I have thought of him often.

Jim



      

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luvin
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me too

      

It is peace[the kind we long for] to know that my life patterns do not distract or derail the Living God"-Adam

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[QUOTE=the shovel]

BobB pops in and out ... and now that you've asked about him he will probably show his face again soon.

Meph55 (aka Dave Cossaboon) has been in poor physical condition for quite some time. I tried to contact him a few times a while back ... but to no avail. I have thought of him often.

Jim


Man, we should keep Meph55 in our prayers....  I hope he's alright.

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hikindsturmer
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Hello, I am Dave's twin sister Diane.  I would like to be able to e-mail you to update you on my twin brother.

In Christ,

Diane

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the shovel
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Thank you.

[email protected]

Jim


      

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the shovel
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Hello all,

I just received this update on our dear brother, Dave Cossaboon:

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Hi Jim,

 

My dear twin brother passed into heaven on July 10th, 2006....I am missing him so much and was looking online to look for his blogs etc....he prayed for me after he came to Christ in July of 1979 and prayed for me.  I was swept off my feet by Jesus in September 28, 1979.  He said, you may have been born in the flesh first (18 minutes) but I was born first in the spirit with a big laugh.....I was with him hiking when he asked Jesus to be his all in Mt. Olympus National Park near Puget Sound.

 

Diane (Cossaboon) Sturmer




      

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Diane,

How beautiful it is that you bore witness to his birth from above, and that Father bore witness to his prayer for your birth; a birth which united you both in spirit, to be a testimony for all eternity.

Ron


      

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   Thank you, Jim.

       Dear Diane,

             I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  Your brother, Dave, has a very special place in my heart - for all here that knew him..  The wondrous work of God's grace was evident in all of his posts here.  In all of his suffering, he shared such life, and love, he was such an inspiration.  I have missed him, and wondered along with those who posted here, how he was.

           Loss is painful, grievious, and time is the only healer, but I pray for the love of Christ, that same love Dave knew, to surround you each day as you pass through this journey.  Remember, that you SHALL see your brother again, for this life, it's sadness, suffering, and grief are temporary, and eternity is forever, as you brother knows so well!

           We all welcome you here, to find that same grace and comfort and the LIFE that will renew you.  I hope that you're able to find in the archives all of the posts that your brother left with us, that they may comfort and encourage your heart!  (If you haven't found them yet, Jim, or one of the brothers here can help you).

             Arms wrapped tghtly around you......


            


      

Mary
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Thank you so much for loving my bro'....he was your bro too!  I am so grateful that He is free now and experiencing all that He talked about here on earth!  What a blessing each of you were to him.  He talked of you and it brought him so much joy to share with you.

I will share more stories when I am not so sleepy!  I can't express in words how wonderful it is to find you....it is God that knew my heart needed to be in touch with all of you who loved and shared your hearts with Dave....when David passed onto heaven there was a twin rainbow in the sky.

Is it any wonder what God can do!

Hugs to each of you and may God hold you tonight and let you know how precious and loved you are.

Dave's sis,  Diane

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    Ron, that was awesome!!!!!   And Diane,  it IS truly wonderful, miraculous, and amazing what God can do! 


      

Mary
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the shovel
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Diane, we are so glad to have you here with us!!

Love, Jim


      

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Rest and Trust
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Dear Diane,
Thanks for taking the time to let us know about Dave's passing. It was always an extreme encouragement when Dave shared here from his heart. Will miss him.

Joe
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Diane so sorry to hear of you loss.Dave was a good brother to us here and i always enjoyed his thoughts ,comments and his strength..

      

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Hello!  What a great day at church....worship was incredible...I was so full of gratefulness for finding you..somehow it makes me feel closer to David and it is just so cool....favorite song today "Your Grace is enough"  Chris Tomlin

Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough for me

Your grace is enough
Heaven reaching down to us
Your grace is enough for me
God I see your grace is enough
I'm covered in your love
Your grace is enough for me
For me

Have a wonderful evening!  Diane

 

 

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hikindsturmer
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Thank you so much for your kind thoughts about David and your encouragement.  God is soooo awesome

Diane

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Diane,

 I have been away from the Shack for a time and just noticed this. I am moved deeply in hearing of "Meph's"[Dave] passing. I guess I worried a bit about him  and what he was going through. He never seemed to complain, just always had a smile in his writtings and was such a bright spot in our lives here. I have missed him and will miss him some more.He was a sensitive person and a very bright person. What a saint. Truly one of God's pure, holy saints. 

Adam



      

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hikindsturmer wrote:

Hello!  What a great day at church....worship was incredible...I was so full of gratefulness for finding you..somehow it makes me feel closer to David and it is just so cool....favorite song today "Your Grace is enough"  Chris Tomlin

Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough for me

Your grace is enough
Heaven reaching down to us
Your grace is enough for me
God I see your grace is enough
I'm covered in your love
Your grace is enough for me
For me

Have a wonderful evening!  Diane

 

 

I rejoyce with you!!!!!!

 



      

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hikindsturmer
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Dear Adam,

Thank you for your kind words...I am sure David is smiling down from heaven and is probably rejoicing that his sis finally met all his buddies in the shovel shack.  I am wondering if I can somehow copy his blogs.  I hope they will be on for a bit so maybe I can copy paste them and print them to put in a memory book.  I was also wondering if David wrote to anyone in June/July 2006.  I received an e-mail on the 7th of July, but with no words.  As you know David usually shares his heart.   We talked on the phone, but the last beautiful letter was earlier in June.

Have a blessed evening.

Diane

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It is peace[the kind we long for] to know that my life patterns do not distract or derail the Living God"-Adam

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hikindsturmer
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Hi there,

Today is 2 year anniversary of David passing into heaven.  Please keep my family in your prayers.   Diane

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Dear Diane,

thank you for informing us of your brother's passing.  I am sorry for your loss.  Dave was a loving, joyful brother in Christ to all here at the Shack, and he has been missed for awhile.  I'm glad to know that your being here brings you some sense of comfort and closeness to him.

Prayers are going on for your family.

love, Connie



      

Connie
"Wow!It's so bright in here!"
II Cor.4:5-6

    
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A whisper on this second year
Dave speaks to you in spirit
Gentle, soothing, peaceful and bliss
For he knows that you can hear it

This is not a day to grieve
He's simply gone before
To prepare a place for you Diane
For whom he does adore

There are no words that can share
The joy that fills his heart
To think about his thankful life
Of which you are still a part

For what now seems a separation
Is really but just a phase
For in God's heart, you both are one
For now and for always

Ron


Edited by gregoryfl on Jul-10-08 at 10:57am


      

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Hi Connie, Hi Ron,

Thank you for your nice thoughts Connie.   It is good to know David has spending two years in heaven today.  I know he is loving it.

Ron-your poem is beautiful....it really touched my heart.  Thank you so much......

God is so good.

Diane

 

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hugs to you diane     jim and i went to the veterans hospital and met dave when he was here in florida.  we 'kidnapped' him from the hospital for a meal out  what a sweetheart.  i loved his voice.  and i loved how his eyes would get big and his eyebrows would raise, his forehead moving up and down when he spoke.  even past the pain that could be seen in his eyes, his eyes SMILED and twinkled!  

i hope that you will indeed be able to put that memory book together.  how precious that would be. 

twin rainbows!  how awesome is THAT!! 

sherri


      

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Thank you Sherri...it must have been so neat for David to meet you both.   I am so glad you "Kidnapped" him....he always loved adventures.   Heaven for two years must be full of adventures....wow....worshipping our Lord, no tears, no pain for David, visiting with Saints of old, being with our Mom.  David had the most incredible eyes and they expressed his heart....thank you so much....what a neat ministry you guys are involved with as a couple.  

Hugs from our family to yours,

Diane

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hikindsturmer
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Hello,

Praying that God will bless and encourage each of your hearts this evening!

Diane

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thanx!  

      

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