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Camp Has Changed Me

The testimony below was shared by Oscar Rodriguez the night of the Hope Shores Penguin Gala. With his permission, we’d like to share it with others.   So, hey guys!  My name...

Our Lenten Journey

In the Bible the desert is more than a sandy expanse lacking rainfall. It is a blessing and a curse, a place of attack and of refuge, of testing and...

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...