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His Song in the Night

The serenely peaceful and ruggedly majestic North Shore of Lake Superior inspires me to praise and worship the One who created its magnificent beauty. This sanctuary that my husband Kent and I call our second home is our place of refuge where we lose ourselves in God’s miraculous creation. We move away from the internal

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Knowledge is Power

The English philosopher, Sir Francis Bacon, said, “Knowledge is power,” and John Lennon, the British songwriter, sang, “Power to the People!” The department of Communications and Prayer has always sought to put knowledge in the hands of the people of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren, and we’ve been doing that for a long time

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Find an Outlet

A young woman, accused of several evil deeds, stood before a judge. At the end of her trial, the judge asked if she had a final word to say in her defense. The accused sat battling tears. It was evident that there was something on her mind. With stammering tongue, she was finally able to

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… by Hope We Continue

What is Christian hope? What is it that we hope for? And what is the basis for such hope? While commenting on Galatians, Martin Luther says this: “Faith and hope are different affections, for faith is not hope nor hope faith; and yet, because of the great affinity that exists between them, it is impossible

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Love is ______.

At the height of America’s debate in the summer of 2015 I saw a young adult walk into a Burger King wearing a t-shirt that said Love is Love. The statement hit me between the eyes. I couldn’t shake the power of it. The t-shirt was clear and definitive. My stomach rumbled as the smell

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Where Is Your Passion?

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). We call these words the great commission, yet so many people seem to misunderstand them: “Jesus was speaking only to the ‘Eleven’ (disciples) on that mountain.” “Maybe he’s talking to the few who have been specifically gifted as missionaries and evangelists, but not to me.

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Hillcrest President to Step Down

Rev. Steven J. Brue, president of Hillcrest Lutheran Academy in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, is stepping down from the President’s Office effective June 30, 2016. “After prayerful consideration, I have submitted my letter of resignation to the HLA Board of Directors as President of Hillcrest Lutheran Academy. An opportunity has come to be directly involved with

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