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Dakota Accent

FROM THE PASTORS DESK “Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how to respond to each person.”  Colossians 4:6 While recently on vacation in Springfield Missouri, I sat down next to a man and began to visit briefly with him.  I asked him where he was from and it turned out that…

Go To Go

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27 The logo for Target resembles a bullseye target.   As far as an economical place to shop, they hit the consumer target.   However, when it comes to their new store policy, “welcoming transgender staff and customers…

In Need Of Jesus

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. Genesis 2:15 Our oldest boy, Isak, passed his road drivers test this past month.  The next morning we watched our 15 year old son get into his 2001 Ford Taurus and drive himself to school, and…

Survival Kit

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK “So the Lord commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God for our good always and for our survival, as it is today.”  Deuteronomy 6:24 NASB Here in Golden Valley and Dodge, we have been enjoying a very mild and beautiful November and December.  Minot broke a previous record high of 62 degrees…

Lasting Exercise

December 2015 But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness. For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come. I Timothy 4:7-8 (NKJV) Last August, Karina (7) broke her right arm. After taking the cast off, we have been…

Pay Attention

FROM THE PASTORS DESK For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it. For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty. How will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? Hebrews 2:1-3 The other evening my…

In The Crowd

FROM THE PASTORS DESK That day Jesus went out of the house and was sitting by the sea.  And large crowds gathered to Him, so He got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd was standing on the beach. And He spoke many things to them… Matthew 13 Matthew tells us that Jesus, maybe looking for some fresh air,…

Changing Seasons

FROM THE PASTORS DESK Remember, I commanded you to be strong and brave. Don’t be afraid, because the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9 (ERV) Today is Wednesday, August 26, 2015.  I write this newsletter article and I find myself all alone in the house.  All six of our children hopped on bus #17 at 7:30…