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Legalizing Suicide in Minnesota?

by Jason Krause

And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on.  For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.  Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor […]

Putting Things Right

by karenrehwaldt

Many times in life we find ourselves entangled in problems involving relationships with others.  This is especially true when we have a difference of opinions.  In these situations our first tendency is often to take our stand, stand our ground, and strongly voice our opinion on some matter.   We tend to defend our turf and […]

Welcoming the Dawn

by karenrehwaldt

Welcoming the Dawn (Calvary) By Chaplain Mark E. Moss   Some of the most dangerous times out in Iraq were the night hours.   At night is when the enemy most often emplaced the bombs which we call Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).   They also attempted, day or night, to fire mortar rounds and rocket propelled grenades […]

Son of Man, Can these bones live?

by karenrehwaldt

11 Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are indeed cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from […]

Watching Church

by karenrehwaldt

I remember a while back I was putting a good shirt on just before we began streaming Sunday church on-line at my son’s house in Wausau, Wisconsin.   I told my wife I was getting dressed up for church and asked in jest if I should also put a tie on.   Rebecca, my daughter-in-law, spoke up […]


by karenrehwaldt

February is upon us.   We will soon celebrate Valentine’s Day. St. Valentine of Rome lived from 226 AD to 269 (circa).    The legends of modern St. Valentine’s Day origins are many and various.   There is not a complete consensus between the different accounts about the life, ministry and death of the real St. Valentine.  Most […]

Confronting and Overcoming Sin

by karenrehwaldt

First, let me say that we often feel uncomfortable confronting sin in others.  We know all too well our own sinfulness and our Lords command to not judge others (see Matthew 7:1).  Yet we are told to… 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and […]

Remembering Christmas

by karenrehwaldt

  We have all built up nostalgic images of the idyllic Christmas that we remember from the past or the dream Christmas that we always hoped for.   But how about the memories of a past Christmas that didn’t quite meet expectations?   Do we remember those times or have they faded into the past to be […]