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Hosting Ukrainian Refugees

In early July, I received an e-mail that said in a few days, 56 Ukrainian Refugees would be arriving in MN for the USA Cup. They were in need of transportation to and from some events, so I readily volunteered. Two days later I was picking up a mother and her two daughters from Northwestern College, where they were staying. The mother

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Trust Me

Upon hearing the need for volunteers to provide housing for Ukrainian teenage soccer players, I felt God prompting me to say yes to the opportunity—but I began rationalizing. “I’m just a single woman.” “I’m in my 60s.” “These teenagers won’t want to hang out with an old lady.”  God’s nudging persisted: “Trust me. Share what I’ve blessed you with to bless others.”

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Living a Spirit-filled Life | Week 3 | July 28, 2022

Welcome to week three of our discussion on what it means to walk in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. So far we have discovered that by Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for our sins, God has offered forgiveness and pardon from all sin. To all who believe and place their full trust in Christ, God offers eternal life (1

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Message from Pastor Dale

In response to the recent ruling on abortion, it’s important we show compassion and care—especially toward women who are feeling vulnerable or who may be struggling with an unwanted pregnancy. We must do more than pray and verbally advocate for the sanctity of life. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the

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Let’s Get Logical | September 12, 2021

This week’s action item: As Pastor Dale suggested in this week’s message, listen to the heart of God by reading the book of 1 John. Read one chapter a day. Listen for the heart of God. Then journal what He’s telling you about how He thinks and feels about you, and pray it back to Him. Listen for commands He wants you

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What in the World is Going On? // Persecution

John 15:19-20; Jeremiah 17:9; Mark 7:20 Tomas Lopez, a lifeguard at Hallandale Beach in Florida, was on duty when some frantic swimmers told him that there was a man who’d gone beyond the boundaries of safety and was drowning. He had ignored the signs that said, “Don’t swim out here. If you do, you’re at your own risk.” Lopez went into action

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