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    A Divine Domino Effect

    There’s something fascinating about dominos falling, one after the other. I remember, as a child, playing with the dominos at my Grandma’s house. Dozens, if not a couple hundred dominos were stood up, set in place about a half-inch to an inch apart. We would make different patterns and designs on the floor with these upright dominos, even trailing them under furniture or up stacks of books.Eventually, it came time to start the chain-reaction.   Read More...

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    The Augsburg Confession

    Nine years after the famous, “Here I Stand” speech given by Martin Luther in Worms, before the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, in the year 1530 a group of princes, and theologians stood before the same Emperor to give an account of their faith in the city of Augsburg. It was at this historic event that the new Lutheran Church first presented the foundational doctrinal document of the Lutheran Church on June 25, the Augsburg Confession.The Augsburg Confession is the doctrinal confession of fait...  Read More...

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    Playing on the Defense

    I have always loved games – card games, video games, board games, mind games, strategic games, cooperative games and even sports – you name it, I probably enjoy it. I love strategizing, problem solving, thinking ahead, team work, competition, and of course the quality time spent with those you play with. There are so many different types of games on the market, that everyone can find one that they enjoy.   Read More...

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    Father's Day

    Fatherly Anger. My gritted teeth gave me a headache as I stood in the lot adjacent to our yard. I was looking at a few of my tools weathering in the elements! My son Jason and the neighbor boys had been building a fort.   Read More...

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    The Gift of the Holy Spirit- A Gift for Life

     “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.” John 14“And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were ...  Read More...

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    The Ascension of our Lord

    This Thursday marks the Ascension of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ into heaven (Holy Trinity will have our formal worship service on the Eve of the Ascension, Wednesday, May 24th at 7:15 pm). This event is perhaps one of the least popular of the major Christological feast days, Christmas, Holy Week and Easter certainly overshadow this day in their popularity. Quite honestly this is a shame, while the ascension certainly does not have the warm yuletide joy of Christmas, the drama of Holy Week ...  Read More...

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    Big Buts

    As the end of the school year approaches it seems everyone’s schedule is so full that there is no time to squeeze in anything extra. For that reason, I wanted to write a very lighthearted devotion that will hopefully lift your spirits while still providing some encouragement. The idea is based off this video, which is pretty good if you can spare three minutes.   Read More...

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    Hope is Alive

    I typed in “hope” on thesaurus.com, and these are a few of the synonyms offered: Ambition. Desire. Goal.   Read More...

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    What Now?

    Alleluia Christ is risen!We have finally reached the end of our journey which began on Ash Wednesday; our journey to the cross and finally ending in the empty tomb. We have completed our penitential walk; many of us have given something up for lent and have now broken our fast. We have sung all the hymns, found all the eggs, eaten far too much candy, celebrated with loved ones and shouted out the familiar refrain “He is risen indeed”.   Read More...

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    King’s Burial

    “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the king of Israel!” (John 12:13b ff)The street leading into Jerusalem was crowded as Jesus triumphantly approached, riding on a donkey.   Read More...

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