Trust God— He’ll Come Through #31

#31 for October 18, 2018 Isaiah 36-37 How do you respond to trouble and threats? Let me tell you about one of my favorite Bible characters: King Hezekiah. Isaiah preached in Judah during the reigns of King Hezekiah, his father, … Continued

Heart-rending Questions #24

#24 in series for September 25, 2018 There’s much devastation in our world and has been in every age. There continue to be wars and rumors of wars, starvation, unemployment and many other problems.  “Is there a way to life? … Continued

Object Lessons From God (#14)

August 16, 2018 #14 in series God was constantly teaching his people. He wanted them—and he wants us—to know him. That is why, besides the promises and foreshadows and types of Christ, he gives pictures and object lessons. Object Lessons … Continued

Patches of Fog

“Patches of fog won’t hold up under sun.” I clipped this intriguing phrase out of a newspaper and pondered its meaning. “Patches of fog” reminded me of the confusion and depression I’d experienced. “Lord, give me clear sailing,” is what … Continued

I Need Jesus Christ

This is one of the praise songs our congregation sang a few Sundays ago: It never fails to touch my heart. I can’t imagine life without knowing Jesus Christ.  

Utter What is Precious, Not What is Worthless

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 . . Therefore this is what the Lord says: “If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; If you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman,” (Jeremiah 15:19, NIV). . This scripture had … Continued

Speak Through This Vessel

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Greetings from wintry Iowa.   The Spokesman Assailed by inadequacies, I wonder, How can I do anything effectively? Yet, the stars and all creation praise You without a voice. Moses, assailed by inadequacies, spoke because You, Almighty God, made his … Continued

What Does Christmas Mean to You?

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Each year I try to write a Christmas letter that tells something of the true meaning of Christmas. One year, my heart was quickened by the words in the familiar carol, Hark the Herald Angels Sing. It astounds me that … Continued

If I were…would you pick me up?

The trees are already starting to change to their beautiful fall colors here in NW Iowa. I love to look at them and feel the gentle breeze that makes them seem to be dancing. When I go for walks in … Continued