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Family Is Everything

(The above picture was drawn by a ten-year-old girl at Children's Shelter at Cebu. Her assignment at school was to write down and draw a goal she has for 2018....

The Day of Greatest Joy

Over the last 304 years, Easter Sunday has fallen on April 1 eleven times: 1714, 1725, 1736, 1804, 1866, 1877, 1888, 1923, 1934, 1945, and 1956. Now, in 2018, the...

Depend, Delight, Devote

Hello everyone! My name is Michaela Mandel. I am the newly hired Family Ministries and Hope Shores Program Assistant. I went to UW-Eau Claire and graduated with an Organizational Communication...

ECO: Seeking God’s Way

A report from the Eco National Conference: Even though several of us were delayed more than a day in our flight to Houston due to MSP's Monday closure, we jumped right...

Where Are You?

  As we enter 2018 -- a new year, a new chapter in our lives -- what are we hoping to find? Maybe the first question to ask ourselves is, "Where...

Epiphany: Light of the World

The day after Christmas can sometimes can be a let down, especially in Minnesota. After the holiday is over, we settle in for three or four months more of a...

End-of-Year Charitable Giving Ideas

Several important donation strategies can be useful, especially in light of pending Federal tax legislation. This discussion primarily looks at income tax savings logic. I like to think of tax...

The Presence of Christmas

It’s Christmastime. A time to start preparing for parties, presents, and plans to celebrate. We anticipate and look forward to this time of year...

How’s Your Advent?

In a day when the news is barking at us with allegation after allegation, with reaction after reaction, it's time to take a deep breath and prepare. Prepare our hearts,...