We are in deep waters these days. Unprecedented threats are coming at us personally and as the Church, and the differences among us will lead to disaster if we don’t act humbly, wisely and quickly. Somehow, we must get our heads together to face these challenges. Read on. I came upon those pretty airplanes in…

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*CLAC#2Have you felt the discomfort and the avoidance of eye contact when maskers and non-maskers meet? Sure you have! Don’t you feel kinship with those like you and un-social-distancing from “them?” Well, we haven’t seen anything yet. Wait ‘til “the vaccine” and the chip are the projected solutions to the pandemic, and those who accept…

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But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; CLAC #6 – A series on Christians Living Amidst Chaos It’s easy for God’s people to forget…

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Few would disagree that darkening clouds are gathering on the horizon. Consider the world conditions that capture our minds and emotions today. Terms like “humanitarian catastrophe” and “apocalyptic” are increasingly familiar. Even many who profess to be Christians are edgy with fear.  We tend to focus on this darkness because it threatens our perceived well-being.…

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So, imagine that I was standing there facing west when these ducks flew by from right to left. Does one need to be a prophet or a conspiracy theory junkie to observe that they are going south? Does it need to be a political statement to observe that the momentum of just the past few…

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Grandmom Stoltzfus

I’ve read several current books recently, some of which God used to comfort and instruct me regarding the loss of a second son in January ’19. But I’ve also been reading those by saints of old including Oswald Chambers, Watchman Nee and others. Their focus on humility; taking up our cross daily to follow Jesus;…

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A Christian sister in another state recently wrote: “Our prayer request is for wisdom and God’s leading, as we have a quickly increasing opportunity to speak God’s love and truth into the lives of the many people around us. We haven’t ever had this many opportunities and open doors for conversations before but this is…

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We have become “The people of the Covid-19 Virus.” What important aspect of our society has remained untouched? Name one. What region of the world has escaped it’s crushing influence? None. This is big! Life is different now and there is no going back to the old normal. This is a new Day. “Covid-19” gives new…

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CLAC #1 – A series on Christians Living Amidst Chaos Has this been a time of rethinking some things for you too? Thinking about what really matters and maybe finding a greater measure of identity and inner security in Christ? In our last Sunday School class before Covid-19 hit us, I said something like, “I…

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Jesus spoke gently and kindly to children and to people in need, but He had high expectations and strong words for those who claim to be His disciples. In the 10minas blog you will be challenged to think critically about how seriously we are taking Him, and will be invited to engage with Him in…

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