“Living to Eat or Eating to Live?” “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)   Have you ever heard the ironic phrase that human beings either live to eat or eat to live. Which one best fits you?  If food is readily…

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“Is that You who is One of the Seven Thousand?” “Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” (1 Kings 19: 18) On the day before this past Christmas Eve, there was a snowstorm and it was very…

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“Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; otherwise, the skins burst and the wine is spilled, and the skins are destroyed; but new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.” (Matthew 9:17) We have had a different holiday season from what we have had in the past. We used to…

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Waiting for Hope  “The blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hears, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them. And blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me” (Matt.11:4-6).  We have Thanksgiving, and after Thanksgiving, we will have the season of Christmas…

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With Blessings, Love, and Prayers  “This kind can come out only through prayer” (Mark 9:29). We had a Laity Sunday Service on October 18th, 2020. The United Methodist Women (UMW) of Central-Grantsburg had time to celebrate and recognize their ministry and service leadership. Terry Giles coordinated the service and preached at Atlas Park. The 2020…

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Overcoming Weariness 4 But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die: “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors.” 5 Then he lay down under the broom…

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“Be a Good Gardener” Be a gardener. Dig a ditch toil and sweat, and turn the earth upside down and seek the deepness and water the plants in time. Continue this labor. And make sweet floods to run and noble and abundant fruits to spring Take this food and drink And carry it to God…

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“You Are the Church?” “I give you a new commandment that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35). Experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, many things, including church ministry,…

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“How is Your Soul?” “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit…

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“Unity in the Body of Christ” “Therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of…

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