Dr. Phil Frusti

God is love. Love the world.

John 3:16 is a familiar verse. It is endearing to Christians because it’s clear that God loves us… and He demonstrates His love by giving His only Son to die for our salvation. But the verse isn’t just about me or those sitting next to me in church… or those belonging to other Christian churches. […]

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Good News – Christ Came for All Nations!

Sometime after Jesus was born, Mary and Joseph received some unexpected company. Wise men from the East, following The King’s star, arrived to worship the newborn and offer Him royal gifts. Imagine the surprised look on the faces of Mary and Joseph! This one called Jesus was born not only to be the Messiah for […]

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Moving for Mission

We finally moved to Kansas. It took a while to sell our house in Arkansas; but after a year of open houses and showings, we closed on our former dwelling, loaded up the truck, and moved into our new place in Overland Park. A December move can be quite “adventurous,” especially when moving north. However, […]

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The Next Day

Lutheran churches around the world have been celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, remembering October 31, 1517 when Luther nailed the 95 Theses onto the church doors in Wittenburg. But it would have been the next day, All Saints Day, when folks would have walked through those doors and read the message that Luther […]

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The Value of a Christian Education

During my recent trip to El Salvador, I met a girl named Rocio. She previously attended the Lutheran school in San Salvador (the capitol city of El Salvador). When she heard that we were coming to visit the school, she just had to come and meet us. Rocio spends time assisting her father with his […]

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Getting Everyone Focused

As the new school year began, teachers spent the first few days getting all of the students to focus on the educational tasks at hand. The attentiveness of a room full of students returning from summer vacation is often sporadic! Thoughts of swimming, visiting family, amusement parks, and sleeping in are still busily meandering around […]

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Total Eclipse of the Son

On August 21, a good portion of the US will experience a total eclipse of the sun. Crowds from all over will be gathering under the best path of this celestial phenomenon in order to get a view of the resulting dark aura. In ancient times, a solar eclipse was seen as a bad omen, […]

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Finish the Race

I like to run. Of course, my aging bones and joints may disagree. Still, I can manage to lace up my Nikes and jog a few times a week. July 4th was a big test as I participated in the Volkslaufe 5K run/walk in Frankenmuth, Michigan. I had two goals: finish the race and don’t […]

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Faith, Hope and Love

We hear these three words often, but often overlook their significance. Reverend Matt Richardt shares these encouraging thoughts with us regarding their high value: As a Christian, you believe, hope, and love at the same time and all of the time. Yet one idea would be to place a special emphasis on faith in the […]

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April Showers | May Flowers

In I Corinthians 3: 6 & 9 Paul writes, “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow …. For we are co-workers in God’s service” During my recent trip to Haiti, I enjoyed seeing the “harvest” of work accomplished through LeadaChild. Early on, workers came to plant the seed […]

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