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Jesus Willingness, My Rest



"The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down

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Love and Pity (You are loved!)

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." - 1 Corinthians 13:13


 

As I sat listening to the bible reading for a wedding I played for recently, I was reminded of the…

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Worship is Seeing

"You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.  I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld yourRead more
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Saved From... Saved For!

“Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Ephesians 5:14

I've been thinking a lot about some familiar saying that I've heard as a Christian growing up around the church and I've been wrestling with… Read more
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Add Value!

It's Saturday night and I'm waiting to pick up my older two kids after their participation in the play at Wisconsin Lutheran High School.  I was able to rake, dump leaves, mow the lawn, get a nap in all while…

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Simple Wisdom for the Struggle

It has definitely been a season of challenge, of growth, of grace and living in the struggle over the past month. The value of just reading the bible and being in God's word is one of the places where all…

What To Do With Fear


I've been thinking a lot about what fear does to people, but thinking more on what it actually is. Fear is really a confession of a need for help. A circumstance happens and in that moment we often react to…

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Play Nice?

 

American politics and culture are a pretty tough place to be.  It’s always been that way, but over the past 15 years it seems that the political divide has become much larger and the “middle” is much smaller to almost…

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Leaners

Leaners?  I've been thinking about the idea that we sometimes have a tendency to get out ahead of God.  His command for us in Ephesians 6 is to "stand firm" against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms,…

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The Best Part of Being Alive

Two thoughts that have been burning in my heart for the past two months.

The world is in prison with a zombie identity (Ephesians 2), looking for life and for healing; – they will never find it apart from Christ.…

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The Gospel - Good News or Good Message?

In preparing for the last of the "Awake and Alive 2014 Summer Series" messages, we wanted to focus on the prayer that Paul had in his letter to the churches, specifically to Ephesians.  In it he asks them to pray…

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