Category Archives: church

WHY GO TO CHURCH?

We sometimes form our ideas about attending church out of habit, need or willingness.  When we gather or assemble we are doing more than that.  We have been invited to confess our sins, to receive absolution and forgiveness, to give … Continue reading

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NO WORK ON THE SABBATH

I remember when my now 24 year old grandson was just a child and already a Bible scholar. He carried his Bible almost everywhere he went. He knew all the commandments and when Sunday came, he knew he’d be going … Continue reading

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NO CHURCH TODAY

Going to church for me has been a part of Sunday for as long as I can remember.  When I don’t go, I feel something is missing.  Today is one of those days.  For a couple days this week, the … Continue reading

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SUNDAY MORNING

ORIGINALLY POSTED 06/17/2015 God set this day aside as a time to rest.  He had a pretty busy week prior to the final day of creating the world, the universe, every living thing.  He established night and day and placed … Continue reading

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DOES GOING TO CHURCH MAKE YOU A CHRISTIAN?

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON 6/26/16   Many think that they’re above reproach or no longer considered sinful if they simply attend church.  Many are also there because they feel safe from the world outside.  Some even use church as a place to … Continue reading

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EMPTY SEATS – FULL HEARTS

Two years ago we moved to a new location and decided upon attending a new church as well.  We had come from a huge congregation, with a Christian school and great church attendance.  At first we thought we might commute … Continue reading

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ALL HALLOWS EVE

The nights are getting longer now and there’s something creepy about this time of year.  All the trees are dropping their leaves and only skeletal branches remain.  When you live in Anoka, Minnesota, you’re a citizen of the Halloween Capital … Continue reading

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IN SEARCH OF PEACE

ORIGINALLY POSTED 6-7-15 God set this day aside for a day of rest.  He had a pretty busy week prior to the final day of creating the world, the universe, every living thing.  He established night and day and placed … Continue reading

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SUNDAY BLESSINGS

Sunday is noted as the first day of the week on our calendars.  It’s also the last day of the weekend.  To most Christians, it is a day of worship and rest.  My oldest grandson even used that as an … Continue reading

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WHERE HAVE ALL THE CHILDREN GONE?

“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 19:14 Along with a change in the numbers of church going people today, the forgotten are the … Continue reading

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COLD SUNSHINE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A hint of golden sunshine, should warm your very soul, It carries so much power, to heat you is its goal, Yet in the depths of winter, the sun can shine all … Continue reading

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IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER REFORMATION?

Originally posted by atimetoshare.me on 10/31/15 Throughout history the world has managed to corrupt everything that comes from God’s Word, the Bible.  This distortion continues today when we hear how many churches have eliminated using the Law of God, because … Continue reading

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I LOVE A PARADE!

Just a few days ago, we celebrated the birth of our nation in our new home town of Anoka, Minnesota.  When we moved here last fall, we also moved to a new church so that we could attend services with … Continue reading

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OPEN DOOR – OPEN ARMS

We’re loving our new “old” house more and more every day.  In the past few weeks, we’ve been tinkering around in the yard, establishing a few new gardens and clearing out some of the old ones which have overgrown.  It … Continue reading

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WHAT’S MISSING IN CHCH? U R!

Church attendance has been dwindling over the past few years. A lot of folks don’t think it’s necessary to participate in corporate worship.  Many young people feel the church is full of hypocrites and those who live much differently outside … Continue reading

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KIDS IN CHURCH

  A repeat of post from last year – still timely. When Jesus’ disciples tried to dismiss the children from the large crowd,  Jesus rebuked and reminded them that His kingdom consisted of those with a childlike faith.  Kids believe … Continue reading

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SOME DAYS JUST DON’T GO WELL

Some days nothing goes right. You’re late for an appointment because you’re stuck in traffic. You left your cell phone charging at home, so can’t call to let them know. Your hair wouldn’t cooperate this morning and you look like … Continue reading

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CHURCH DAY

Going to church has always been a part of my week.  It’s a time to refresh from the burdens of the past week and to look forward to the next one with hope and regeneration.  We’re in a new church … Continue reading

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WHY BRING YOUR KIDS TO CHURCH?

When my children were very young, I used to ask myself this question every Sunday.  I know I was underestimating the power of the Holy Spirit, but I wasn’t feeling it, as I toted one child after the other out … Continue reading

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THE SINGING CHURCH

“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.”  Martin Luther One lovely result of the Protestant Reformation was … Continue reading

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