Double Portion
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Double Portion

In my own experience, many things in life are made more enjoyable with a “double portion”. For example, two scoops of ice cream are definitely better than one, two days off are preferred to one, and why settle for the “Little Buddy” of Diet Coke when you can have the “Mega Buddy?” Now that you...

The Most Important Generation
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The Most Important Generation

This week’s message will focus on a phenomenon that is urgently important for the church and families to maneuver through with great care—the “generation gap.” Specifically this phrase describes the reality that differences exist between one generation and another regarding thoughts, attitudes, actions, and even tastes. Although in many of these areas, this gap is...

Follow Me – We Walk by Faith
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Follow Me – We Walk by Faith

In every conversation we have when we attempt to describe a person, event, or even a feeling, we use a variety of words that essentially speak to the qualities or characteristics of what we are describing. My mom is in an Assisted Living facility in Sioux Falls and we talk on the phone nearly every...

Follow Me- “Follow Me”
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Follow Me- “Follow Me”

One of the special joys of the end of summer is the sharing in the harvest of the garden. As a child growing up near Kearney, Missouri I too had a garden, and in it was planted a single type of seed…Watermelon!! Many an hour was spent indulging in the bounty of that garden, cracking...

Church on the Lawn – “A Father’s Provision”
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Church on the Lawn – “A Father’s Provision”

This week’s special service, Church on the Lawn, will take place alongside our sister church, Living Word Free Lutheran at their facility located at 7901 S Meredith Ave on June 18th. Plan on attending – we will have a worship service beginning at 10am, followed by a picnic with games and inflatables! Take note –...

The Canoe of Faith Needs Two Paddles!
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The Canoe of Faith Needs Two Paddles!

  You will likely recall my use of this personal example before, but it is one that is worthy of repetition. Early on in our marriage, I fell into the habit of continually telling my new bride how much I loved her—like 15-20 times a day! Not that those words were unappreciated, but at some...

Proof of Faith
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Proof of Faith

Genuineness is a very important concept in our lives. I remember as a kid signing baseballs with the names of famous players and trying to pawn them off to unsuspecting youngsters on the bus. Don’t worry, they weren’t fooled and somehow figured out that the “Babe Ruth” and “Henry Aaron” signatures might not be real....