Planning for the Future

A new year prompts us to look back, but also to look forward.  What’s in store for us in the new year?  What can we do to improve our lives? One key thing is to plan for what we expect is the distant future– estate planning.  Very often, people choose to...

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He’s Almost Here!

For children, this time of year is one of anticipation and eagerness.  They can’t wait until they get to open their presents, enjoy the tasty Christmas treats and food, and celebrate with family and friends. We all can be just as excited, because the greatest promise of God was fulfilled...

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Promises Made…and Kept!

We’ve all had times when someone has made a promise to us, and didn’t come through.  It may have been on purpose, or it could’ve been unavoidable.  But either way, it still hurts.  We had so looked forward to the fulfillment of that promise, and we were disappointed. This won’t...

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I Can’t Wait!

There are lots of things in life that we look forward to: vacations, family gatherings, special events– they’re all anticipated happenings. Do you feel the same way about heaven?  In order for us to be there, we have to die, and many are afraid to die.  But we don’t need...

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Freedom Through the Reformation

This week we celebrate the 499th anniversary of the start of the Reformation.  On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed a document on the “bulletin board” of the day– the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany– that listed 95 statements that would serve as “bullet points” for debate on...

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Does God Come First?

So many things in our lives demand our attention.  Whether it’s the children in the family and their schedules, the demands of our jobs, or even the things we want and need to do in retirement– so many things can take our attention.  That isn’t a problem– unless it ends...

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Wrestle with God? Really?!?

Have you ever had to face or witness an unfair fight?   You know– Superman versus the street thug, or Captain America fighting the hapless Nazi in hand-to-hand combat.  It’s just not a fair fight, right?  We think that wrestling with God is the same kind of thing– but it’s...

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How Can We Handle All This?

Crazy politics.  Civil unrest and violence. Terrorist attacks.  Hurricanes!  How can we handle all this?  With God’s help, that’s how!  With so much to deal with in life, whether we experience it ourselves or from afar, it can become overwhelming.  But not when we put our trust in God to...

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