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30
Mar

Following Christ in Forgiveness

One thought that has blessed me often in the Easter season is the extent to which the Lord Jesus forgave.  I think of hearing Him say, “Father forgive them, for […]

23
Mar

God’s Plan for Growth

In the 3rd century, an idea emerged called monasticism. This group believed that isolation was important for a person to be renewed and return to God. This isolation sometimes took […]

16
Mar

The Right Balance

Most of us dislike conflict, yet we’re surrounded by it. On the global scale there are Islamic extremists, the Ukraine mess, and North Korea. Nearer home the potential presidential candidates […]

06
Mar

Llama Therapy for the Soul

Two llamas succeeded in capturing the attention of the nation last Thursday with a bolt for freedom through the streets of Sun City, AZ. After providing therapy an assisted-living facility, […]

24
Feb

Receive, Retain, and Give

My life verse is found in 2 Timothy 2:1-4 2 “You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that you […]

05
Feb

Rush Creek Bible Church – Byron Center, MI

This past Saturday Rush Creek hosted its annual Winter Carnival! It is an awesome event focused on outdoor winter activities, which this year included: Ice-fishing, four-wheeling, horse riding, sled dog […]

02
Feb

Giving Thanks

Winter for many is their favorite time of the year, but not for me. I do not look forward to winter, but I do enjoy each day that God gives […]

08
Jan

Nothing is Impossible with God

As I contemplated the Christmas story this year, I thought about Gabriel’s words to Mary in Luke 1:35,37.  “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will […]

08
Jan

Hearing ‘Peace’ in Christmas Bells

  And in despair I bowed my head;                 “There is no peace on earth,” I said;                 “For hate is strong and mocks the song                  Of peace on […]

11
Dec

When God Ignores You

If Moses had only lived 80 years his legacy would have been one of waste, of little consequence, with nothing to remember that stands out from those around him.  He […]

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