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April 14, 2014

Wholly Weak
By Dr. Rich Bimler, Past President, Wheat Ridge Ministries

“From that time on, Jesus began to preach, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.’” Matthew 4:17

How is your Lenten journey going? Did you “give up something?” Or, did you “take up something?” As another alternative, let me suggest that you and I simply “give up” instead!

That’s right – give up trying to “do” something to get right with the Lord. Give up trying to...

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April 7, 2014

March Madness to April Victory
By Margaret Hinchey, Gainesville, FL

It’s April 7, 2014. Tonight is the championship game of the 2014 NCAA Basketball season. If you are not a “hoops junkie,” you may not be aware of the significance of this highly touted event. Maybe I’m just more aware this year since I happen to be living in a university town with the No. 1 seeded basketball team in the nation. However, it seems that the talk about brackets and billions of dollars has been...

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March 31, 2014

Practice Makes …
By Mark Schoepp, Director of Congregation Engagement, Wheat Ridge Ministries

I came across a very interesting article about a totally new way of doing speed reading called “Spritz.” They show you one word at a time. It is amazingly easy to read fast using this technique. Your eyes don’t have to move at all! The words come to you in a steady stream. You can read about it and experience it here. And you can read what some of the skeptics say...

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March 24, 2014

Leadership
By Bishop Wayne Miller, Metropolitan Chicago Synod, ELCA, Wheat Ridge Ministries Board Member

[Samuel] sent and brought [David] in… The Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; for this is the one.” I Samuel 16:12

As a kid, I always had a particular fondness for the story of David’s anointing as the one and future king. Perhaps this was at least partly because the story gave me hope, since I was the one who was almost always picked last for the sandlot ball games.

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March 17, 2014

What’s It All About?
By Sharolyn Sander, Lincoln, NE

Lent.
Wear a cross of ashes.
Give up a favorite treat.
Add week-day worship.
Meditate on the cost of sin.
Helpful perhaps.
But Lent is not about us. It’s not.

It’s about God.

It’s about the ONE who created us.
It’s about AMAZING LOVE for an unlovable creation.
It’s about GOD WITH US.

It’s about what HE HAS DONE.
It’s about HIS CALL to repentance...

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