Storing Up

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will also.   Matthew 6:19-21 One of…

Strange

FROM THE PASTORS DESK “Though I wrote for him ten thousand precepts of My law, they are regarded as a strange thing.”  Hosea 8:12 While my wife and I were still living back on the farm, our neighbors Harold and Lillian, in their mid to late 70’s, came down to see our new baby boy Isak.  Our little boy was safely snuggled…

Blizzard Warning

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK Once again a message came to me from the Lord:  “Son of man, give your people this message: ‘When I bring an army against a country, the people of that land choose one from their own to be a watchman.  When the watchman sees the enemy coming, he sounds the alarm to warn the people.  Then if those…

The Sun Will Rise

From the Pastor’s Desk “The birth of Jesus took place like this.  His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph.  Before they came to the marriage bed, Joseph discovered she was pregnant.  (It was by the Holy Spirit, but he didn’t know that.)  Joseph chagrined but noble, determined to take care of things quietly so Mary would not be disgraced. …

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…