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December 29, 2014

Striving for a Brady Bunch Christmas

Every year I am determined that I am going to have a relaxing, peaceful, love filled Christmas centered around the birth of Jesus.  It will be […]
December 16, 2014

Tired of Living Beneath My Kingdom Privileges!

The more I study the bible and seek God’s will, the more I realize that the Bible is God’s will and testament, full of kingdom promises […]
December 9, 2014

Testing, Testing 1…2…3…

Most people don’t love tests. Whether that word conjures up anxious memories of middle school pop quizzes or stressful final exams in college, most of us […]
November 25, 2014

To the Rescue!

Recently I had the opportunity to talk with a group of Christian student leaders at Central College in Pella, Iowa. I was telling them about a […]
November 11, 2014

Another New Season

  It was probably around 6 years ago that both Joe and I began to believe that perhaps God was calling us to serve Him in […]
November 3, 2014

Seeing the future

Do you ever wish you could tell the future? There’s a certain allure about the idea of an ability to see what’s coming. But peaking into […]
October 28, 2014

Loving Others Well by Loving Ourselves Well

Matthew 22:37-40 “And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all […]
October 24, 2014

How Thirsty Are You?

Can you remember a time when you were thirsty? I mean REALLY thirsty, with a desperate cotton-mouthed dryness where feelings of survival surfaced? Let me tell […]
October 6, 2014

Where does my weakness fit in?

In discussions of the interconnected nature of the body of Christ, the emphasis is often on gifts. We are exhorted that no gift is insignificant in […]