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Children of the Light…

… Children of the Day We are in the season of Pentecost as the Holy Spirit shines the light of Christ upon us through the life-giving Word. John 1:12 assures us that “to those who believe in His name, He gives them the right to be called children of God” … those who no longer […]

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Tell!

Be Prepared…to Share the Hope! No one is in heaven today because someone was silent; Everyone in heaven is there because someone told them about Jesus. Pastor Breum, St. Mark Lutheran Church It’s true, the Gospel (the Good News) is meant to be spoken out loud. Jesus began His ministry by telling His disciples that […]

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On My Heart…

…Imprint Your Image.  On my heart imprint Your image, Blessed Jesus, King of Grace, That life’s riches, cares and pleasures Have no pow’r to hide Your face. We can find ‘imprints’ on most everything we own or purchase – from our clothing to our groceries to our cell phones. They bear an image (or logo) […]

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This is Love…

..Not that we loved God but that He loved us! This next week is all about the expressions of love. On Sunday, we begin with Valentine’s Day. Cards, candy, and flowers are shared so that we can outwardly express the love that exists within our hearts. On Wednesday, we move to the first day of […]

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Salvation for All

“I desire all to be saved!” Jesus came as the Messiah promised to the nation of Israel; but he also came for the salvation of all people. Epiphany is the great realization that God provided a “pan-salvation” to save us from the pandemic of sin. The bright star that guided the wise men to Christ […]

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Who’s in Control?

By Pastor Alejandro, Sora, Panama These past six months have been full of challenges – from one moment to the next – our lives have been affected in different and unexpected ways. The impossibility of meeting together, leaving our homes, working freely… these restrictions have made people feel like they’ve lost control of their lives. […]

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Way Maker

That Is Who You Are! In the midst of these most challenging times -working around curfews, quarantines, lock downs, and very limited funds – God is opening doors and allowing some of our faithful leaders and teachers to open up their schools and after school programs. After many months, the children once again have the […]

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You Fish…

… I Will Determine The Catch During this time of social distancing, I have been fortunate to spend time next to a lake… a lake with a lot of fish! Sometimes, the catch has been very good; other times – not so good. That’s the way it happens when we are witnessing and sharing the […]

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Staying in Touch

… Encouraging, Praying, and Praising The standard practice for greeting church members during a church service in Latin America is hugging…. everyone. It takes much longer than the quick, four-to-five-handshakes-without-moving-from-your-pew method we use in the states. The Apostle Paul must have been part Latino because he used the hug-and kiss-each-other-on-the-cheek greeting practice with the members […]

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A Light Shines Through…

…Melting the Darkness The season of Lent tends toward dark colors like purple, gray, and black…. somewhat like storm clouds. Living underneath the canopy of these clouds and inclement weather can feel cold, heavy and quite depressing. It is wonderful when we see the sun break through the clouds, melting away the darkness, bringing light […]

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