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No map needed …

“They were after a far better country…heaven country.” Hebrews 11:16 My ancestors emigrated to the U.S. from Norway to have a better life. I’m not sure why many people were coming at that time, but the good news must have … Continue reading

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Who is your encourager?

“With each of you we were like a father with his child, holding your hand, whispering encouragement, showing you step-by-step how to live well before God…1 Thessalonians 2:12 Who has been your encourager when you needed it most? Instead, you may … Continue reading

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Our mysterious life …

“All of our praise rises to the One who is strong enough to make you strong, exactly as preached in Jesus Christ, precisely as revealed in the mystery kept secret for so long…” but now an open book through the prophetic Scriptures.” Romans 16:25 … Continue reading

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Stairway to where?

“And he dreamed: A stairway was set on the ground and it reached all the way to the sky; angels of God were going up and going down on it.” Genesis 28:12 As part of our Quebec City experience, we followed other … Continue reading

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I’m convinced …

“I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. Romans … Continue reading

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Blessed by children …

“That precious memory triggers another: your honest faith—and what a rich faith it is, handed down from your grandmother Lois to your mother Eunice, and now to you!” 2 Timothy 1:5 (The Message Bible) Across the river, I heard a little … Continue reading

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Ashamed and embarrassed …

[Jesus said] “Unless you people are dazzled by a miracle, you refuse to believe.” John 4:48 This morning Pastor Mark continued his sermon series, “Do You Know Him?” My initial thought was, “Sure, I know Jesus—how could I not know … Continue reading

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Water is in control …

[God says] “Watch closely. I’m laying a foundation in Zion, a solid granite foundation, squared and true… A hailstorm will knock down the shantytown of lies, and a flash flood will wash out the rubble.” Isaiah 28:16,17 Last weekend a tree fell … Continue reading

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Out of sight? Out of mind?

“If they see you coming, they look the other way— out of sight, out of mind.” Proverbs 19:7 Some things I intentionally place out of sight to avoid, such as income tax paperwork, mending and ironing, and years of pictures I … Continue reading

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Proven gold . . .

“Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine.” 1 Peter 1:6,7 I’m fascinated by the reference to gold in much of the Bible. Who discovered gold … Continue reading

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