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Hope From Israel: You Can’t Impress Jesus

You may not have much to offer Jesus, but that’s okay. In fact, that’s what Jesus wants. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at Capernaum in Galilee, where Jesus spent a lot of time during his ministry, Pastor Mike reminds us that nothing impresses Jesus.

Life’s Challenges

Not the same

Since 2013, I’ve worked as an elderly companion. While caring for my first client, I met a lively British lady who lived through WWII….

Living My Faith

Good medicine

You are probably aware that the United States leads the world in consumption of antidepressant drugs—one in five adults gets prescription medication of one…

Social Issues

Honoring the slain

How would you describe Memorial Day? Somber? Contemplative? Celebratory? All three? Days like Memorial Day are important days where we take time to remember…

Living My Faith

Our heroes inspire me

About this time every year, we set aside a day to honor American heroes who gave up their lives with bravery and selflessness. I…

Living My Faith

Mission impossible

If I were Jonah, I would have run away from God’s call too. But for the opposite reason. I would have fled because the…

Life’s Challenges

Spring in our steps with God

The groundhog never saw this one coming. Longest. Winter. Ever. I live in Wisconsin; we Midwesterners are used to being stuck inside over the…

Living My Faith

Lord, give me patience with my healing

One of the great mysteries of life as a Christian is our lack of understanding of God’s divine timetable. Why does he do what…

Living My Faith

Entitlement sickness

In our country the consumer is king. Or queen. Businesses fall over each other trying to give consumers what they want, or the herd…

Life’s Challenges

Three quarantine insights

We’ve been “stuck at home/safer at home” for over a month now, and it feels a lot longer than that. And here are a…

Life’s Challenges

Finding purpose in the pandemic

One reason that this global crisis is so challenging is that, for many of us, we have never experienced anything like it. Yes, we…

Life’s Challenges

During corona, your pastor needs you

The other day, the pastors at our congregation wanted to make sure our church was making it through the new world that the coronavirus…