The Eagle and the Cornfield

I was driving through a portion of southern Minnesota this week during a warming period. The temperatures have been unseasonably warm and the snow cover sparse. For those who do not live in this area, southern Minnesota is home to great expanses of soybean and corn fields. The crops thrive in the rich ink black …

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Timeless

The sign in the jewelry store window simply read "Timeless." It's elegant romantic script beckoned shoppers to gaze upon the beauty of the diamonds. And they were beautiful. The product of long arduous hand labor they grabbed the light and threw it forward in the  multi-colored brilliance of the rainbow. I stared in appreciation of …

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My Responsibility

Each part of my life carries its own unique responsibilities. Family, work, friends, church, all have their individual needs that must be tended to.  As a pastor I have certain responsibilities that are required of me. They are varied but all are important – caring for the congregation, peace-making, counseling, administration, writing, speaking. But none …

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Wading Into Love

In several days I'm leaving for the storm ravaged coast of Mississippi to help the hurricane Katrina victims. This will be my second trip to the area. Twenty two from our fellowship are coming along to help. Why are we wading into love? Because Jesus said to do it. He didn't specifically speak to me …

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