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.  

Through the Valley

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     In a Christian’s spiritual walk, it is not unusual to go through a dark valley now and then. In fact, we need to as part of our growth. Whether this valley is grief, discouragement, illness, or some tragedy, … Continued

I Only Know…

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What is the single most important thing you want to know? Life is full of questions…especially concerning what God is doing in our lives. Perhaps we’ve gone through a lot of tough things like heartache, illness, tragedies. People don’t treat … Continued

Father’s Day Praise

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Father’s Day is a day to express gratitude. Father’s Day was first celebrated in Spokane, Washington in 1910. Finally, in 1972, it became a national holiday. My father died in 1992 and I’m grateful I had the opportunity to be … 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

Praise From a Grateful Heart

Now I Will Soar Father, Heavenly Father! I lift my heart to you in praise this glorious day. Father, I call you my Father, for you’ve adopted me into your holy family. Now I will soar on the wings of … 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

Song for a Rainy Day

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Holy Spirit, Dwell In Me Holy Spirit, dwell in me with your gracious love divine. Cleanse each sinful, prideful thought that afflicts this soul of mine. Lead me now to know the will of my Savior and my Lord. May … Continued

Living In the Sunshine

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When many days in a row have been cloudy and dreary and cold, a day of bright sunshine can sure lift a person’s spirits. Likewise, when a person has gone through a lot of depression, a day of inner sunshine … Continued

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