The Hope For All Time!

The Hope For All Time!

The disciples could not believe their ears.  The story the women ran and told them was impossible.  It was utter nonsense. Their teacher, their Lord, their friend had been crucified.  His body had been placed in Joseph’s tomb.  He couldn’t be alive.  This was just one more confusing event after a whole week of chaos.  […]

Sunday 3-9-14

Sunday 3-9-2014

Sunday 3-2-2014

Sunday 3-2-2014

gods at War

gods at War

Os Guinness points out that, “Idolatry is the most discussed problem in the Bible and one of the most powerful spiritual and intellectual concepts in the believer’s arsenal.  Yet for Christians today it is one of the least meaningful notions…”   The whole subject of idols seems mostly obsolete.  That command was for then, not for […]

One

One

The  Shot is up and it’s………good!!!!! We Win! We Win!!!  It’s  unbelievable,  we have just witnessed the greatest comeback in the history of basketball!!” screamed the announcer.  With seconds to go the team was down by two.  Minutes before they had been down 15 but with combined tenacious defense and accurate shooting had crawled back […]

To do: 1. Simplify Your Life

To do: 1. Simplify Your Life

As soon as we start talking about the new year somebody almost always directs the conversation to resolutions and change. Everyone  seems to have an opinion on what you should change to make your or my life better. Change, it’s a word that we mostly despise. Even when things aren’t that good we  find it […]

O Come, All Ye Faithful

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Without a doubt, apart from welcoming my Savior Jesus, singing Christmas carols is  my favorite thing to do in the Advent Season.  Yes, it is even greater than giving and receiving gifts.  The hymns fill my mind and heart with deep emotions and wonderful images.  There are times as  I sing, ”Away in the Manger” […]

Believing grace is one thing – Living it is another

Believing grace is one thing – Living it is another

“Consider this as well : Mercy with- holds what we have earned. Grace provides blessings we have not earned. In other words, grace is the bridge over a chasm that once seemed infinite–the canyon between our depravity and God’s holiness. That bridge is wise and sturdy and sure, beckoning us to cross over into a […]

The Spring Board to the Future

The Spring Board to the Future

Recently Pastor Nathan and I sat down with Jenny Zeittler of the Morrison County Record to talk about the church and the 125th milestone.  We were thankful to her for taking the time to write a lead article to tell our story.  In one of Nathan’s responses he referred to the 125th Anniversary Celebration as […]

Shining Christ's Light Since 1888

Shining Christ’s Light Since 1888

As I reflect on the 125th weekend three words describe what’s on my heart I am : Thankful This word says it all. I’m thankful for those who gave of their time and energy to put this weekend together. The dinner, the memorabilia, the artwork, the Variety show, the pies, the music, the decorations, the […]