How can we relate our Lenten journey with our Marriage journey? During our Lenten journey this year I thought about Christ’s sacrifice for Duane and me and our marriage. There are times we all judge we have sacrificed many things and even ourselves for the sake of family and marriage. One cliche I heard early…

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Barrier: a fence or other obstacle that prevents movement or access. a circumstance or obstacle that keeps people or things apart or prevents communication   or progress. What are some of the barriers that keep you from God and His church? Is it guilt? Shame? Or something that someone said or did? Is it something that…

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As we progress in this season of Lent, we challenge ourselves to minimize the self indulgences of today’s world and focus our time and our thoughts to Christ.  Several years ago our congregation united with the North American Lutheran Church. The core values of the NALC provide guidance to us as a congregation and a…

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In the early days of the church, those preparing to be baptized on Easter morning went through a 40 day fasting and purification period to prepare for their baptism.  They mimicked Christ’s time in the desert by spending 40 days drawing closer to God.   Often the church would accompany those planning to be baptized in…

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As we begin our Lenten journey we remember Christ’s 40 day journey into the desert. He went to the desert away from people, distractions and even food. He fasted and prayed. Jesus, the Son of God, God Himself prayed. Let us take this time of Lent to prepare our hearts, to fast and pray. Fast…

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