Weekly Devotions

August 22, 2016

Cats That Search for Narnia
By Kim Marxhausen, Lincoln, NE

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. James 1:5-6, ESV

The two cats that allow us to live with them are designated as indoor cats. This is not their choice, but is their best chance at longevity. A while back,...

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August 15, 2016

Fitbit Technology
By Rev. Ted Moeller, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Vancouver, WA

My wife and I got each other Fitbits. A Fitbit is a wrist band containing a three-dimensional accelerometer to sense user movement. This little piece of technology, when worn, tracks your steps, distance walked, calories burned, activity duration and intensity – even the quality of your sleep. It’s changed everything.

Wearing a Fitbit doesn’t force you to exercise – it just...

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August 8, 2016

Lifting Up Our Young People
By Margaret Rickers Hinchey

It’s all so negative these days! The news—shootings, political infighting, name calling and deception—brings us all down. The month of July was not only the hottest on record in many parts of the country, but it also witnessed a record number of police shootings and terrorist attacks.

But there IS good news!

Let me take you to New Orleans, Louisiana, and Decorah, Iowa. On July 16, 22,000 backpacks...

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August 1, 2016

The Following is a Paid Political Insult
By Dr. Rich Bimler, Past President, Wheat Ridge Ministries

So, how are you handling the current presidential quotes, quips and quibbles? Me neither!

There must be a better way of relating to people. There must be a better way of responding to those with whom we agree and disagree. There must be a better way of living out our mission in this place called life! I always thought that when Jesus said, “Love your neighbor,” He was also...

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July 25, 2016

How Do You Walk Through Life?
By Sharolyn Sander, Lincoln, Nebraska

There are two ways to take a walk around the block: one with your eyes on God’s amazing creation and one with your eyes on the ground. It has often been a source of argument with my husband. He is of the “watch out for hazards” persuasion and it has kept him safe and sound for years. As you might guess, I prefer the sights and sounds around me, noticing and appreciating the vibrant colors and variety. I often...

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