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I believe in Jesus as my Savior! So, now what? Learn more about how you’re completely changed through the work of Jesus and what that means for your everyday life.

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A godly choice

One of the fathers in the Bible whom I admire the most is Joseph. He was engaged to Mary, and he was in the…

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Is Your Life in Focus?

What does it mean to live a life that’s in focus? That’s what Pastor Jon asks this week as he helps us see what matters in our lives.

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Lies: I need everyone’s approval

To some degree everybody needs to be liked. Mainly that’s a good thing. Friends can make our lives a lot better—they can bring encouragement,…

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Does Your Work Define Your Worth?

It’s easy for us to find our worth in our work. The only problem is, this actually doesn’t work.

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How Did I Fall Down This Rabbit Hole?

Have you fallen down the rabbit hole and suddenly found your priorities out of sync and life out of focus?

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Are You Focused on the Right Things?

Are you paying attention to the right things in life? Are you willing to pay the price if you’re not?

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God’s kingdom work starts so small

I love reading the history of congregations and church bodies, especially the stories of their founding and early days. How tiny the groups were…

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Do not be afraid

My grandma Novotny used to love wearing angel sweatshirts. Standard-issue gray with long sleeves and an angel stitched onto the chest. I can still…

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Communicating clearly

Our daughter was coming up the driveway when my husband made the universal signal for “roll down your window.” (You know, the crank-your-arm-in-a-circular-motion signal.)…

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The power of “all y’all”

Unless you read Greek, you might have missed the powerful principle Paul shared with the Corinthians: “But when you are tempted, [God] will also…

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Are you confused about home?

My family lives on almost 12 acres of land. For three years my husband tried his hand at being a beekeeper, but Wisconsin winters…

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It’s hard to love, but it’s worth it

Recently in Springfield, Missouri, people on the street noticed a man pacing on top of a downtown building. It became evident that he was…