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July 21, 2014

Summer Friends
By Anne Christiansen, Wheat Ridge Ministries Board of Directors

I loved my summers as a child. As the oldest of seven children, life was never dull. With such a big family, the only vacation my parents could afford was camping. We would gather our sleeping bags with tiny plaid pillows, play clothes, swimsuits, beach towels, outdoor cooking gear, food, first aid kit, and cram it all into any spot we could find in the car. Then we would hook up the pop-up camper, pile...

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July 14, 2014

Seek and You Will Find . . .
By Rev. Bruce Strade, Former Executive Director, Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries, Portland, Oregon; Wheat Ridge Ministries Board of Directors

Ask Hailey Bartholomew, filmmaker and photographer, what the phrase “seek and you will find” means to her and she will probably tell you the story about her move to the beach. Once there, she decided to test her theory that what we see mainly depends on what we look for. Over a three week period, Hailey,...

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July 7, 2014

Lessons From the World Cup Soccer Games!
By Dr. Rich Bimler, Past President, Wheat Ridge Ministries

Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come …” Mark 13:33

In spite of my loyalty to that great American game of baseball, I have become fascinated by the World Cup soccer games. After all, how can a team lose and still advance to the next round? How can these guys “kick the ball” so precisely to their teammates, seemingly a half-mile away from...

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June 30, 2014

You Can’t Go Home Again
By Margaret Rickers Hinchey, Engelwood, CO

The cliché, “You can’t go home again!” seems to have popped up around our house several times lately. We have just returned from a 12-month plus residence in Florida where my husband served as an intentional interim pastor in a Lutheran Church. It was a wonderful year of ministry with God’s people in a beautiful part of the United States. We had a grand time, but we missed our home, our friends, our...

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June 23, 2014

Be Wanting More…
By Rev. Ted Moeller, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Vancouver, WA

If you’re traveling west on US-26 through the center of Wyoming, you’ll eventually come to Dubois (pop. 971). Rimmed by the Absaroka and Wind River mountain ranges, the town is situated in an area of beautiful contrasts: high peaks, badlands, rustic log buildings, and, yes, a river running through it. You might be tempted to think, this is as good as it gets, settle down, and enjoy the place,...

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