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Wrestle with God

No one lives in such solitude that God has not entrusted to him or her the responsibility for someone else. He leads people into our lives. One day we will have to give an account for them. Many try to isolate themselves so that they may evade responsibility for others. But the responsibility remains. You

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Rebuild It

My oldest son loves playing with Lego blocks. He likes to build airplanes, cars, castles, and homes. He constructs small cities and develops complex story lines in which each Lego character plays an important role. It seems there is no end to his creativity. My youngest son also enjoys Legos. But instead of building cities,

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He Leadeth Me

In the fall of 2008, Caleb Larson and I attended Oak Hill Lutheran Brethren Church in Bloomington, Minnesota for the first time as husband and wife. There we discovered a renewed desire to serve in our church, not just as individuals, but now as a unified couple. Our pastor, Rev. Nick Mundis, encouraged us and

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The Shrinking Pie

Statistics tell us 80% of North American churches have either stopped growing (plateaued) or are actually shrinking. We’re talking all churches, including those with a high view of Scripture. Just the other day I heard a pastor of a very conservative Lutheran church say that they used to have 1200 people, but now they have

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