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[May 19, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Paul Zabel
“I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in Me should stay in darkness!” (John 12:46)
A father was once attempting to teach his boy how to plow a straight furrow. Finally he turned to him and said, “Son, if you want to plow a straight line you must not rivet your attention on the ground where you are working. Pick out some object across the field, something that is immovable like a tree or a big rock. Keep watching that goal, …

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[April 12, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Thomas Prachar

A pastor had just celebrated an early Easter morning service at one point of his dual parish, and was on his way now to conduct the service at his second congregation. Suddenly, his car gave a groan and a bang, finally coming to a stop. With his cell phone in hand and with Easter joy still in his heart, the pastor began his call for assistance with the traditional Easter greeting, “Christ is Risen!” The operator was silent for just a moment, and then replied, “Oh did He…really?”
Ah, …

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[April 8, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Nolan Astley

St. Luke tells us the women went to Jesus’ tomb at “deep dawn.” That’s not exactly what most translations say, but the Greek word usually translated as “early” can also be translated as “deep.” Deep dawn, as in “it is always darkest just before the dawn.” At deep dawn the light and the dark are very close together. As the final deep darkness of night arrives, it seems as if things could go either way. In the deep dawn there will be either light or there will be …

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[March 16, 2016 | No Comment | ]

EDMONTON – Alberta-British Columbia District President Glenn Schaeffer has published a letter he has sent to Alberta’s Minister of Education regarding the guidelines on sexual orientation the provincial government has released for schools.
“We commend your desire to provide a safe and caring setting for all students; every child should be safe and protected,” President Schaeffer’s letter begins. “They are of infinite value to our Creator, who forms them in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5; Psalm 139:13-14) and who loves them so much He sent His Son Jesus Christ into the world …

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[March 11, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Paul Zabel
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” (Philippians 4:6).
Loneliness is often associated with the stillness and solitude of a quiet night when one is all alone. But you can be lonely even in the midst of a great number of people. A young man who had moved to a large city found himself one morning walking in the cold through a crowded city street on his way to the office in which …

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[March 3, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Nolan Astley
I had lunch in Edmonton recently with a friend who told me, “We really need to hear some good news.” He was referring to our church body, both at the national and district level and perhaps also to life in his congregation. To be sure, it’s been a rough time for us in Lutheran Church–Canada recently; there seems to be more than enough bad news. I wondered for a day or two what I might find to talk about that might fall under the heading of good news. …

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