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  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:23 AM
    There are world religions and individuals I could be following. I’ve chosen to follow Jesus Christ. Jesus offers what no other religion or person offers. Jesus offers: forgiveness of my sins, a good relationship with God, and eternal life in God’s Kingdom. I’ve learned about this from the Bible. John 3:16-17 tells me, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

  • Walk Among The Redwoods
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 10:12 AM
    A boy of about 13 or 14 was walking in the forest of redwoods north of San Francisco. It was near the place where the Ewoks would be filmed in a later Star Wars movie, and also near where Caesar and his allies would escape to in the Planet of the Apes movies from the 2000’s. It was not the kind of a place that a kid from South Dakota would usually be able to walk. The trees were majestic. The air was cool and fresh. It was a place of peace and awe and wonder. 

  • Presence Vs. Presents
    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 9:58 AM
    Dan Rather once asked Mother Teresa what she said to God in prayer. She responded, “I don’t talk, I simply listen.”  So he turned the question around and asked, “Well then, what does God say?” Mother Teresa smiled and answered, “He also doesn’t talk.  He also simply listens.”

  • Are You Close to God?
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 11:01 AM
    Just how close to God are you? God created us to have close intimate fellowship with Him. He demonstrated that in the way He created and what He wanted for us to have as husband and wife.  He demonstrated that in coming to the garden to walk with Adam and Eve in the cool of the evening. But all that changed when sin entered into the world. Adam and Eve avoided God as He came to walk with them, in fact, they hid from Him.

  • Radical Hospitality
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11:02 AM
    A few weeks ago I had the joyful privilege of driving through Yellowstone National Park in northwestern Wyoming.  It was striking to be a part of American history as we drove beneath the arched stone entrance at Gardiner, the one featured in many photos of President Theodore Roosevelt that mark the birth of the National Park System.  It was moving to be a part of such a beautiful and unique landscape, a place where half (half!) the world’s geysers are located.  We saw a black bear and cub foraging for berries, several sulfur-spewing hot pots, iconic Old Faithful, endless stands of lodgepole pine and douglas fir, and the crystal clear waters of Yellowstone Lake.  

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 11:18 AM
    John 3:22-26
    The Setting: Jesus baptizing & John baptizing; Rival ministries? 
    There is a question with a Jew about purification = forgiveness of sins. Luke 3 says, 3 And he came into all the district around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins…. The question then becomes, where does forgiveness come from? John the Baptist or Jesus?
    John’s disciples had a problem with this other ministry; “He is baptizing and all are coming to Him.” They are thinking, this Jesus is getting more followers than we are, we are going to lose all our followers! – jealousy.

  • Prayer Is A Powerful Gift
    Wednesday, August 8, 2018 9:42 AM
    Nearly everyone reaches a moment, when the only thing he or she can think to do is pray.

  • Bored By The Ending?
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018 5:36 PM
    I was reminded the other day of a conversation I had with my daughter when she was younger.

  • Funny Farm
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 3:08 PM
    Do you remember the movie “Funny Farm”? Chevy Chase starred in the comedy about a writer who moves to a farm in the Northeast so he can write books. It turns out he didn’t like the place so he bribes everyone in town to get along so he can sell the place. The whole town comes together so well that he decides to stay (an idea they weren’t so thrilled about since they would lose the money).

  • Emily In The New Country
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 2:20 PM
    Emily was almost 100 when I got to know her. Every time we would talk, she would always tell me: “We were slaves in Norway.” 

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