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Posts by Janel Quinlan

It Takes One to Make Change

Everyone has a relationship in their life that needs an uplift. It could be with your spouse, kids-young or grown, parents, family, friends and/or co-workers. Denis Waitley quotes, “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” It doesn’t take two to tango when…

We Are Called to Follow

My sons have been learning their parts for the Christmas Musical- Sheep in Heavenly Peace which will be performed December 3 at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary. The characters they play are learning how to become Bethlehem shepherds. In the process, they ended up becoming followers of our great shepherd Jesus Christ. The Lord calls…

We Are All Adopted

I appreciate the time and dedication Sunday school teachers and youth leaders put into their Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights here at First Christian Church. I am always touched with joy when I experience the passion teachers’ use in their lessons to lead youth to look up scripture in their Bibles whenever they have a…

Makes You Wonder…

Have you ever looked around and wondered what’s missing? I had a neat opportunity to take a Worship and Wonder training at Burlington FCC and was reminded of a wonderful piece to a learning puzzle. Children and youth’s cognitive skills are stimulated by open ended wondering questions. These questions capture interest for the children to…

Heroes in Training

Q. What do all superheroes have in common? A. They fight for good. Just like a superhero has to make that choice to use their gifts for good, we are also heroes in training. We are to focus on using our strengths and great gifts for the good of God’s Kingdom. But just like Kryptonite…

Camp Memories

Everyone that has been to camp has a memory that sticks with them. When I was in grade school, the camp I attended had a rule that if you got three letters in one day you had to climb a ladder and kiss the moose head. I was always thankful my letters were spread out…

Joy…

I get excited this time of year as people set out their lawn ornaments to celebrate Christmas. This season I have a new nativity scene to put out in my yard that will shadow the scene on the side of my house. I also have friends that have the giant letters that spell out words.…

Unity of Believers

It was a blessing to hear that several churches were represented during the annual Labor Day parade in Keokuk. It was an honor to have our ministry groups work together and receive a 1st place trophy representing the best religious float. However, what was more memorable was how another church came over to our float…