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THE POWER OF FAMILY TRADITIONS

Dear Friends, This past Wednesday our family met for our annual Family Hayride, Pumpkin Carving Contest and Chili dinner.  We have gone to Stony Creek Farm for more than 30 years, but this year, since Stony Creek was closed on weekdays, we had to move to Spencer Farm....

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HOW TO TAME YOUR TONGUE

Dear Friends, When my mom’s mom was 15 years old, the German community where she lived was having a dance.  My Grandma was so excited.  She planned and prepared for days.  The day of the dance came.  She dressed in her best dress and spent hours fixing her hair just...

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HOW TO DEFEAT WORRY

Dear Friends, This past week we finalized the flights for our 2019 Onward to Jerusalem Bible Study Tour.  Although I’ve handled these tours many times before it always causes me great stress to make sure everyone is taken care of properly.  Over the past year there...

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HOW TO WIN AT PARENTING

Dear Friends, In September 1976 our first child, Abby, was born.  It was an overwhelming feeling to be responsible for this beautiful little being, created in the image of God, with an eternal soul.  This sense of inadequacy drove me into the Bible to learn what God...

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HOW TO DEFEAT DEFEAT

HOW TO DEFEAT DEFEAT Dear Friends, During my walk with the Lord, He has made many changes in my life.  Things that used to cause me to struggle, now the Lord has given me victory.  But there are still things that seem to trip me up.  For instance, traffic really...

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HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

Dear Friends, Recently I was with a person who knew exactly what he should do.  He understood God’s will very clearly and then decided that he would not obey the Lord.  When he intentionally, with premeditation, determined to defy God’s instruction it actually caused...

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HOW TO WIN WHEN THE ENEMY ATTACKS

HOW TO WIN WHEN THE ENEMY ATTACKS Dear Friends, On Monday morning of this week I began a new and very exciting journey (for me) pursuing a Master of Theology in Messianic Jewish Studies.  I’ve been looking forward to this course of study for some time and finally on...

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YOUR FIRST 3 DECISIONS WHEN FACING A TRIAL

Dear Friends, This Sunday I begin a new series verse-by-verse through the book of James.  Come join us at 10:30am at Conner Prairie.  This incredible Bible book begins with this command… James 1:2–4 (NLT)  Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your...

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HOW TO FIND DELIGHT IN YOUR MARRIAGE

Dear Friends, I’ve spent 30 years with this incredible woman of God!  August 5th Kathy and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary in Laguna Beach, California with some dear friends.  Kathy delights me in every way.  I am in awe that the Lord, in His great kindness,...

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PROOFS OF OUR FAITH

Dear Friends, Recently my son, Thomas, was talking to one of his friends about how a right relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ can bring reconciliation to God and power for successful living.  Thomas said that it was as if his friend could not...

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HOW TO EXPERIENCE JOY

Dear Friends, My Aunt Rosie is 98 years old and counting!  For many years I have said that if you look up the word "joy" in the dictionary you will find a picture of my Aunt Rosie. She exudes joy.  She delights in her family.  She loves to party (which means being...

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WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Dear Friends, This past Thursday our nation celebrated 4th of July as all patriots say "Happy Birthday, America!"  But what do we actually celebrate on July 4th?  Below are some interesting facts and myths about July 4th… The Declaration of Independence was signed on...

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