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Religion

  • COLUMN: Let God cleanse your heart

    I don’t know about you, but just about every day I hop in the shower.  The thing is, that even though I shower every day, I always need another shower the next day.  
    Some days we get sweaty and muddy, then it might take another shower to clean up at the end of a day.  But  a lot of the time it is just that life gets a little grimy from time to time.  Whether we work in an antiseptic hospital or in an office cubicle, whether we are on an assembly line or out working on a road crew, by the end of the day a little dirt has accumulated.

  • COLUMN: God is a refuge

    A reading from Luke 23:26-30:

  • Church happenings — Week of Dec. 11

     

  • Church happenings — Week of Nov. 27

    Risen Lord Lutheran plans Thanksgiving
    service
    Risen Lord Lutheran Church will have a Thanksgiving service tonight at 7.
    The community is invited to join in.

  • COLUMN: This Thanksgiving, focus on having a truly thankful heart

    As long as I can remember I’ve been celebrating Thanksgiving with my family.  As a kid I remember going to my grandparents and sitting at the kids table.  I remember that Pop-Pop’s prayers always seemed way too long.

  • COLUMN: God delivers his people

    A reading from Exodus 3:1-15:

  • COLUMN: There is freedom in the Lord

    Some of you reading this have heard about my dog Molly. She’s a great dog, but like most pets, she takes a lot of care. I usually walk her three or four times a day. Morning and evening walks in our neighborhood, she has to stay on her leash. There are too many people and too many cars around to take a chance on her getting hurt.

  • COLUMN: Jesus makes his followers saints

    and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes” (Revelations 7:17).
    If the events of this life make you cry, remember that God is there to wipe your tears away. We need to remember that the saints in heaven were not necessarily very saintly people here on this earth. Matter of fact some of the dirty rotten sinners here in church today will make it to heaven and be counted among the saints in heaven. Shocking isn’t it? Some wonder how can this be?

  • Church happenings — Week of Nov. 20

    Old Gospel Barn hosts Jackie Dixon
    The Old Gospel Barn at 11286 Louisville Road is hosting a gospel sing Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. featuring Christian recording artist Jackie Dixon and The Cumbos. All are welcome and the event is free.

    Spencer Christian to break ground on sanctuary addition
    Spencer Christian Church will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its new sanctuary addition on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 10:40 a.m.
    The community is invited to attend.

  • COLUMN: Faith in Christ will set you free

    A reading from John 8:31-36:
    To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
    They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”