Monthly Archives: February 2014

February 20, 2014

Genesis 32:3-21 Reconciliation can be a tricky business. Fear and pride often come into play, as it did with Jacob and his brother, Esau. Jacob had stolen his brother’s blessing and birthright. He knew this was between them. So, Jacob … Continue reading

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Christ United Has Called a Pastor

Sisters and Brothers in Christ, it is with joy that I announce to you that The Rev. Heidi Punt has been called by Christ United Lutheran Church to be their pastor. She will begin serving them on Ash Wednesday. Her Service … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 – extra

John 10:1-18 A sheep will not lay down to rest in peace unless four things are provided; i.e., unless four fears are dealt with. A sheep needs to be free from the fear of predators, free from hunger and thirst, … Continue reading

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Site Update

Since we have begun posting devotions on our website and on Facebook, something dramatic has happened. The number of people coming to our site has increased a lot. This is not simply because we now have devotions here. Eleven days ago, … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014

Genesis 31:25-50; 1 John 2:12-17; John 10:1-18 The wrath of a father—or uncle, in this case—is a fearsome thing indeed. The threat of, “Just wait until your father gets home,” comes to mind. Even when we try hard to do … Continue reading

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February 18, 2014

1 John 2:1-11 The Hatfield-McCoy feud is legendary, starting in the Civil War era when Asa McCoy was murdered as a traitor. Unlike the rest of the two families’ sons, Asa fought for the Union. Many brothers met in opposition … Continue reading

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February 17, 2014

Genesis 30:1-24; 1 John 1:1-10; John 9:1-17 When reading the story of Jacob and his wives, one would have to conclude that they were not quite walking in full light. Yet, God answered these sinners’ prayers, as we see with Leah and … Continue reading

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February 16, 2014

Mark 10:23-31 The rich young man does not understand. Even as he kept the commandments, he just cannot bear to separate himself from his worldly possessions in order to follow Jesus. Instead of realizing God’s kingdom, he went away dejected … Continue reading

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February 15, 2014

Romans 14:1-23 Until I moved away from home, I knew only one church and only one style of worship. I naturally just assumed that all congregations worshiped like mine. In reality, each congregation has its own particular ways of worship. … Continue reading

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February 14, 2014

Romans 13:1-14 Yesterday, at our monthly Unit Ministry Team training, we remembered the Army values of selfless service and courage as they related to Father Emil Kapaun. Father Kapaun was a Catholic Priest, who along with the Soldiers he served, … Continue reading

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