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I don’t know about you but that seems impossible. How in the world can you love someone who doesn’t love you? How in the world can you love someone who wants to do you harm and tear you down? … more
Jesus grew up just like you and me- He was fully human. He had to learn to walk and talk. He learned how to comb his hair and how to wash behind his ears. He had to learn to get along with his little … more
Amidst all the craziness of the season, is peace possible? In our world where nations continue to fight against nations; is peace possible? In the culture around us that is bent on arguing and … more
Advent: the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event. Hope: a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.  We hope and wait for a lot of things. We hope today is better … more
 Free or slave? When the Jewish believers heard these words, they shouted out- we have never been a slave to anyone- we are free. You and I here in the United States believe in Freedom- that all … more
A Dynasty is often tied to kings and rulers- and it is also tied to powerful families. Going to the dictionary I discovered that a dynasty: “a succession of people from the same family who play … more
Gary and I were on vacation the last couple of weeks. We traveled on interstate, county roads, state highways, gravel and rock roads. We understand forks in the road literally. Over the years- … more
Mazeppa UMC youth recently attended STORM Camp 2022 where 35 young people volunteered, completing cleanup and repair projects in the Prior Lake community. There was much painting, scraping, weeding, … more
Revelation 7: 9-10, 13-17 A pitstop is when the racing car comes in to get serviced during a race. They come in for new tires and fuel- and sometimes other mechanical issues too. If something … more
I like having options and variety. I like finding different ways to drive somewhere. Sometimes I need to go to Wabasha- there are 3 different major routes to get there- one is scenic and full of s … more
Graduating senior, Hunter Hoefs, was honored on Senior Sunday at The United Methodist Church at Mazeppa on May 22. Hunter is the son of Steve and Beth Hoefs of Mazeppa. Hunter is pictured here with … more
Three young people at The Mazeppa United Methodist Church confirmed their faith in God on Sunday, May 22. Owen and Easton are sons of Beth and Steve Hoefs. Miley is the daughter of Kelsey Durow. more
  For those of you that are boy or girl scouts- or have done any type of survival training- you know what can happen if you have a magnifying glass, some tinder (newspaper, or other dry paper … more
Hope, what is hope?  According to Miriam Webster, Hope is: desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment”  Over this past couple of years, we have all faced … more
EASTER MORNING Celebration 10:30 AM  South Troy Church 56817 Highway 63 Zumbro Falls Breakfast at 9 AM  Photo Booth available  Fun Activities for the Kids  more
We’ve been going through the book of Romans and as we reached chapter 10 we discovered that Moses said that to be made right with God required obedience to the law. Paul wrote that the gospel … more
From 1961- 1994, there was a physical partition between East and West Germany- right in the heart of Berlin. The wall virtually went up overnight! Berliners woke up to find a barrier made up of … more
The Faithfulness of God “Back in the eighteenth century, a young boy was born into a Christian home. For the first six years of his life, he heard the truths of the gospel, and he was loved. … more
  There was a young man who constantly quarreled with his father. Finally, he left home without saying goodbye. He continued to keep in touch with his mom but cut connections with his … more
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