Teen Life

Thumbs Up to the Future

This past Sunday my son, Micah, stood before the congregation to publicly confirm his faith.  Here’s an excerpt of what he shared as his personal faith statement …  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,” Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV).                 This verse has helped me countless times; it gives me hope when I am...

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Time with Your Teen

Parents often lament the trials of raising a teen.  They complain that they just don’t know their child anymore.  It’s very easy for parents to become separated from their teen-aged children.  Those teens are torn by so many feelings as they’re trying to fit in with peers, obey parents, have fun, succeed in life, accept their body and honor God … all at the same time.  It’s not surprising when parents become...

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A Father’s Day Gift

Hi everyone! First let me introduce myself.  I am not Pastor Biermann; I’m his fifteen year old daughter Hannah.  This Father’s Day instead of giving Dad a tangible present, I decided to write this blog entry for him. My Dad doesn’t just teach people about sacrificial, unconditional and incarnational love, he lives it every day.  He shows these types of love through his actions and words.  He’s not perfect but he tries to model how...

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Panama Mission Trip

From March 26th through April 1st, our family had the privilege to take the principles of “Life in God’s Way” to the people of Panama, Central America.  We lived and worked with Edilberto Mendez, the Director of the Lutheran Hour Ministries’ office in Panama City.  The office operates under the name “Cristo Para Todas Las Nacionces” or “Christ for All the Nations.”  We had a WONDERFUL time!...

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Young Knight

This past Saturday marked a milestone in the life of my son, Micah.  He’ll be turning 13 in November.  To mark this move into the teen years, I planned a special “rite of passage ceremony.”  For the past year, Micah and I have been meeting early each Wednesday morning with a group of men and sons for a Bible study on being a man of God.  One of the group members invited all of us to his cabin for a retreat this past...

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Bye Bye Boy Scouts

When I was a boy growing up in Gladwin, Michigan, a favorite winter game was king of the ice mountain.  We would make a huge pile of snow, ice it down with a lot of water and then fight for control. The key was to get your opponent to step off the very top.  If you could do that, they’d have a quick slide down to the bottom. I’m very sad today that the Boy Scouts of America has begun its own quick slide to the bottom....

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