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Family Foundations

Yesterday was a special day at Faith Lutheran Church of Grand Blanc. We were able to honor Rev. Dr. John Heins as he has reached the milestone of being a pastor in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod for sixty years. This is an achievement worthy of recognition in itself, but the reason why we’re especially grateful here at Faith is that John began his public ministry as the first pastor of the congregation. John was leading worship and his...

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Infinity and Beyond

The concept of infinity is truly mind-boggling. We can NOT comprehend it. When I was in my teens I would sometimes get myself worked up by trying to fathom where “everything started.” What was before before before before…? What was God doing BEFORE He made the universe? Did He make other universes before ours to experiment a bit? Are we model #1,254,368? Such things can be quite troubling if we try to handle them using our...

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Educator of the Year 2018

It was humbling to receive a very special award last night. At the annual Gala of the Concordia Center for the Family in Ann Arbor, MI, I was awarded their “Outstanding Family Life Educator of the Year 2018” award. I was surprised to receive it since I certainly was never trying to earn it. I’m simply thankful that the Lord is using Heather and me to bless marriages and families with HIS way to live. Indeed, Jesus, the perfect...

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Fall in Love

There’s a fairy tale notion of love that we just “fall in love” when we meet the right person. If we find Mr. or Mrs. Right, then the result of such falling in love is living happily ever after. Not so. True love is based on a decision to invest in another person. Yes, it’s great to start with someone that you find attractive for various areas of common interest or outer beauty. But, for that relationship to grow and...

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Right or Left?

The LORD commanded His people through the mouth of Moses in Deuteronomy 5:32, “You shall be careful therefore to do as the Lord your God has commanded you. You shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.” It’s very easy to turn from the Lord’s way and be pulled to the extremes on the right and the left. I saw this play out in the street in front of my church yesterday. Two opposing factions had...

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Life in God’s Way

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