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Always Learning

A word from Heather… I feel like I am always learning, but it continues to amaze and quite frankly humble me when I realize I’m still learning from my own children. Our 18 year old daughter is a freshman at Concordia University in Ann Arbor. Last week one of her assignments was to write a short devotion distinguishing between Law and Gospel with high school teens as her audience. Hannah wrote a beautiful devotion based on Ephesians...

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Marriage Seminar in Shipshewana 

Heather and I just returned from a wonderful weekend “Marriage in God’s Way” seminar we led for couples from St. John Lutheran Church, Bingen, IN. It was great to retreat in the charming town of Shipshewana. We enjoyed time away from the normal routine with our most precious gift on earth…our spouse. Most of all, we delighted in learning to put our “Thumb Up” to Jesus as our most important relationship....

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Dad’s 55th Anniversary of Ordination 

It was such a joy to preach and celebrate with my dad in honor of the 55th anniversary of his ordination into the pastoral ministry. Dozens of family and friends were present at Dad’s home church, Grace Lutheran, in Wayne, Nebraska yesterday to show him how much they love him and thank God for his many years of faithful service. Throughout those years he has always pointed everyone to Jesus as Lord and Savior. I’m proud of my awesome...

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Doomsday?

I saw headlines like this when I searched “September 23” today… Conspiracy theorists and doom-mongers predict the world is ending Stars are set to align on September 23 which could fulfill a Biblical prophecy The outlandish theory will see ‘worthy’ Christians lifted by Jesus into heaven The Revelation 12 Sign theory says Leo and Virgo will unite to bring the ‘Rapture’  Are the stars going to align in...

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Safe in the Hand

My firstborn child, Hannah, is now a college student. It was a tearful day two weeks ago when we left her on campus. It’s not easy to let go after 18 years of having face-to-face contact with her almost every day. However, my wife, Heather, and I are secure in the knowledge that Hannah is safe “in the Hand.” What does THAT mean? She is secure in the Hand of her gracious Creator and Savior, Jesus Christ. The one who claimed...

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Life in God’s Way

How Marriage in God’s Way Shapes a Complete Christian Worldview