Fear not

  Our church hosts Hope Christian Academy in our facilities.  It is a privilege and honor to have the option of Christian schooling in our community.  For years the school only educated students through junior high, but they recently added a high school.  They graduated...
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No you don’t

  I was driving and listening to some sports radio last week.  I don’t remember the topic, but I do remember the announcer talking about his and his wife’s religious upbringing.  He was raised with one religion, and his wife followed another.  He said they both believe in...
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The way out

  I used to play a game with my children when they were very small.  I would get down on my hands and knees and encircle one of them as they laid on the floor.  I would then lift one arm or one leg and exclaim, “There is one way out!  Find it!”  There were times when my...
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Mind your own business

  We have all heard it, and many of us have said it.  Mind your own business.  I am the oldest of four children, and the next in line is my brother, Justin.  It was often tempting to question my parents.  Why does Justin get to do this?  When are you going to make Justin do...
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In Him

  I had the privilege of helping lead a summer mission trip for youth some years ago.  We partnered with another church and served a community that was financially and spiritually poor.  It was wonderful to see the youth of our two churches working together.  As we served...
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He gave His Son

  There are some strange items for sale online.  For example, on Ebay you can bid on individual potato chips that have unique shapes.  I just did a search and found potato chips that resemble the following items: heart, rubber duck, the Millennium Falcon, Pac Man, Nemo, and...
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God so loved the world…

  The best recognized verse in the entire Bible is John 3:16 which says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”  God so loved the world.  Who or what is the world spoken of...
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Christian medicine

  My wife and I lived in a small North Dakota town when we were first married.  My heart to serve the community drove me to volunteer for the local ambulance service.  I enjoyed camaraderie among the volunteers, and I loved benefitting the lives of others.  I also learned...
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Belonging to God

  Wrestling was my sport in high school.  I loved everything about it.  I loved the challenge of head-to-head competition.  I took pride in physical and mental toughness.  I even enjoyed grueling practices… but not at first.  Wrestling was painful.  I would often go home and...
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Who do you think you are?

  I dream of owning a good bird dog someday.  I love dogs, but I have never quite understood dog parks.  They must be great for the dogs, because I see people there with their furry friends.  This is odd to me, because it always seems awkward when dogs meet out in the open. ...
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