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Recently, I passed a Hy-Vee semi. Instinctively, I waved. You see, I have connections to that business. 1) Both of my parents claim Chariton, Iowa, as hometown (Hy-Vee headquarters), 2) My daddy opened the original Keokuk Hy-Vee store, 3) My grandpa drove semi for them. So, for as long as I’ve been driving, I wave…

Thy Word

One of the goals I set for myself for the past 30 days was to have intentional, daily, sitting down with my Bible, not hindered by a schedule. While I enjoy receiving a daily Bible verse via my phone, and e-mail devotionals have arrived at just the moment I’ve needed them, to have that “turning…

Thy Word

One of the goals I set for myself for the past 30 days was to have intentional, daily, sitting down with my Bible, not hindered by a schedule. While I enjoy receiving a daily Bible verse via my phone, and e-mail devotionals have arrived at just the moment I’ve needed them, to have that “turning…

Train Them Up…

I put our two-year old granddaughter to bed. “You would be so proud of your cousin”, I remarked to the four year old granddaughter, “She is closing her eyes and folding her hands now for bedtime prayer.” She asks, “What prayer do you say with her?” I was shocked. I had taught her the same,…

It’s All Good…

Every half hour on this quiet Good Friday, I hear the door opening, signaling the arrival of the next “link” in our 24-Hour Prayer Vigil. When I arrived, I was greeted by someone just finishing their time in prayer. As we hugged she said, “I was so refreshed by that time. I had so much…

Going Where God Leads Us…

“The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.”– Thomas A. Edison On June 12, the FCC Youth Mission Team will head for the Kansas Christian Home in Newton, Kansas. Not only are we preparing for the ‘hard work’ of painting, cleaning…

In the Quiet

I love to sing. Sharing that passion at Saturday Night Alive Worship and helping lead others in worship of our sweet savior Jesus is often the spiritual anchor for my week. Last Thursday a cold was setting in, but I could still talk. So I showed up to practice and the voice that I heard…

Repeat After Me…

Closing Prayer Circle in CYF is tradition. It’s an unbroken circle where we encourage verbal prayer, even when all we have to offer is “Thank You God”. Sometimes, for the sake of time, I have been known to offer up a “repeat after me” prayer; it’s not my favorite way to end our night, because…