Worldview

Created Male & Female

Created Male & Female is the title of an open letter released in the U.S. on Dec. 15, 2017 by twenty key religious leaders including two from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. I encourage you to read it HERE. You can also read further information about the involvement of the LCMS in the production and release of this letter in the LCMS’ Reporter Online HERE.  I fully support the points made in this letter as they fit perfectly...

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Super Supper

The Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, the Holy Eucharist, the Sacrament of the Altar…no matter what you call it, this gift from Jesus is precious. It gives us free forgiveness of our sins and strengthens our faith. It unites us with our Lord, Jesus, in a mysterious physical union. It could be easy to take this gift for granted since we receive it regularly. However, it never loses its power. Our eternal Lord and Savior, Jesus, gives it...

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Sunshine

It’s amazing how awesome a little warm sunshine feels after a long cold and dreary spell. Today it’s already 45 degrees out and moving up into the 50’s. Pretty incredible for Michigan in the winter. I took our dog, Toby, for a walk and we both enjoyed soaking up the warmth. Sunshine seems all the warmer after the cold. The same is true for so many who are living in the cold spiritually. Either they’ve never known the...

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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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Life in God’s Way

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