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2024 is almost a month old! Did you take some time to reflect on 2023? Or did you just try to bury it and all its memories? Do you have ‘regrets’ things you wish you would have done or people you … more
The Three Wise Men, also known as the Magi or the Three Kings, were visitors who traveled to Bethlehem to pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews, Jesus Christ. The Bible does not specify the … more
Christmas, for me, is filled with great memories, great traditions, and genuine spiritual significance. But sometimes Christmas – the REAL Christmas – gets lost in everything that surrounds the … more
What are you thankful for? Family, friends, job, home, heat, gas, food, clothes, freedom, …… Being thankful is a guaranteed way to cure envy and jealousy. When we are grateful for what we have … more
Do you remember the game of telephone? You get everyone in a circle and whisper a message to the first person and they whisper it to the next and then to the next… and you wait with anticipation to … more
Murder… that seems to be what good mysteries and drama are made of. Why are we so fascinated by this terrible sin of violence? I have to admit that my favorite books genre for pleasure reading are … more
What breaks your heart? This is more than a bad day, or a break-up with your last date. What are those things that you are passionate about? Is it your family, your job, your hobbies, people in your … more
Freedom: Miriam Webster says, “1: the quality or state of being free: such as a: the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action, b: liberation from slavery or restraint or … more
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the principal leader of the Church of England, said, “The Coronation will be a service of Christian worship, deeply rooted in the wisdom we find in … more
Excuses- we’ve all heard some remarkable ones over the years- especially if you are in any type of position of authority. We have excuses for being late, for losing homework, for forgetting … more
MESSIAH IN THE PASSOVER, a vivid and exciting demonstration showing how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover, will be held on May 7 @ 10:30 am at the South Troy Church; 56817 Highway 63 … more
When I was a little girl- around 5-6 years old I did something very foolish- Let me give you some background- in my young mind I had decided that we needed a new house. Not sure why- possibly I … more
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
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