Witnessing

Reclaimed…2!

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been talking about my family’s recent trip to Shipshewana, IN. Last week I spoke about some barn wood that had been reclaimed from the fires of the trash heap and turned into something beautiful. This week I want to talk about someone who has a similar story. As I said before, in Shiphshewana we enjoyed the delicious pretzels at “Ben’s Soft Pretzels.” While there, it was immediately...

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Reclaimed!

Last week I wrote about a conversation my wife, Heather, and I were having while enjoying a soft pretzel at “Ben’s Soft Pretzels” in Shipshewana, IN. I said I would share more about that this week. While enjoying our pretzel, we also discussed the interesting story shared with us earlier in the day by the owner of “Cherry Pickers” in Shipshewana. This store features reclaimed items for sale: old barn wood, rusty...

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Joyful Glory!

Just after Christmas my family and I were able to get away together for a few days. We stayed in the charming little community of Shipshewana, IN. It has a large Amish population that still uses horse and buggy to get around town, even when the temperature is hovering around zero degrees…impressive. I very much enjoyed seeing the GLORY OF GOD in so many ways on this trip. A simple way I like to define “glory” is to say that it...

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500th Anniversary of the Reformation Worship

It was an awesome privilege to join with 13,000 other believers in Jesus Christ to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation this past Sunday in East Lansing, Michigan. Below is a summary article about the event. I thank God that Martin Luther kept our focus “up” on Jesus. I thank God that this same focus has continued down to our day in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. I thank God for the privilege to...

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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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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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Life in God’s Way

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