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Easter Encouragement

Easter is an exciting time in the Church year even though it is for only 50 days. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost is also exciting, but this excitement rests completely on the resurrection of Jesus. Everything in our faith walk is grounded in the resurrection. Easter is

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What’s Your Platform?

I had “brunch with a purpose” the other day. Yep, my chicken and waffles made a difference in the world. Marketers know that people today have a deep desire for purpose. The winds of an elevated social consciousness are blowing. Whether you buy a pair of shoes, place an order

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Of Fools and Numbers

Easter falls on April 1 this year. Since this is an interesting date for Easter, I want to share a few of my thoughts. Although April Fools’ Day is always on April 1, its exact origins remain a mystery. Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582,

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LittleFaith

Did you ever notice the nickname Jesus used for His disciples? He called them “LittleFaiths.” When Jesus urged His disciples not to worry about God’s provision of clothing, He said, “If God so clothes the grass of the field…how much more you, LittleFaiths?” Matthew 6:30 When the disciples had to

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Missionaries to the Internet

They never imagined it would grow this quickly. So say Joey Bluege and George Holleway, Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) vicars at Salem Lutheran Church in Tomball. The SMP program forms men for pastoral ministry through an LCMS seminary while they are serving a congregation. At the beginning of the formation

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American Ninja Ministry

Have you seen “American Ninja Warrior?”  This television obstacle course competition has captured my viewing allegiance.  My wife and I record it every week so we can savor the feats of strength, agility and adventure as young athletes with varied expertise and life-backgrounds attempt to master each challenge.  It’s a

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