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Just throw it away!

(May 2020) You go to the refrigerator, take out a jar that you opened not too long ago, and happen to notice that there is a little bit of mould near the rim! It is only a tiny amount—you can barely see it. It isn’t any bigger than the head of a pin. You are... more ...

Being happy as we follow Jesus

(April 2020) Dear brothers and sisters, Our greatest wish is to have fellowship with God and with one another forever. Jesus Christ has created the conditions required for this. His life and death, His resurrection, ascension, and return are geared toward... more ...

Meal plan

(March 2020) No matter whether it is in a gourmet restaurant or in the company cafeteria, the preparation of a meal plan is a challenge for any cook who wants to offer his guests a rich variety of delicious fare.  Sometimes a meal plan is not so easy to... more ...

Everything will be all right

(February 2020) “Everything will be all right”—there is likely no other turn of phrase that attempts to calm and comfort in such simple words as this. How often were we comforted by these words as a child—even when we quietly suspected that things were going to be... more ...

Christ makes free!

(January 2020) Dear brothers and sisters, Hopefully the year that lies behind you was a good one! It is my hope that you will always find enough reasons to give thanks to our Lord for all of His benefits! Now the New Year has dawned. It has become a tradition... more ...

“Should have” versus “have”

(December 2019) The last page of the calendar reminds us that the year will come to an irrevocable end in a few days. Whatever we have not managed to achieve in the past eleven months will not likely be achieved in the remaining three weeks either, barring any... more ...

At work with all His might

(November 2019) The Holy Spirit acts powerfully—this was the case in the past, it is also the case today, and it will also be so tomorrow. The Holy Spirit admonishes, strengthens, comforts, and inspires. He is our constant companion in all situations of life. We... more ...

Loving and suffering

(October 2019) In the spectrum of human feelings and emotions, love and suffering constitute two opposing poles. On the one side, there is that euphoric sense of happiness which can unleash tremendous powers and vital spirits—and on the other side, there can be... more ...

A matter of movement

(September 2019) Whenever we pray, we are hoping to set something into motion. When we bring a concern to God in prayer, we are attempting—in figurative terms—to move the heart of God so that He will take care of our problem. When we express an intercession, we are... more ...

The best rankings

(August 2019) Rankings are tremendously popular in the news media, and are among the most frequently read and displayed messages: which cities are ranked best to live? In which sectors can you earn the highest salaries? Which vacation destinations are in greatest... more ...

Speech

(July 2019) Our speech tells others a great deal about us. The manner in which we speak, the words we employ, and the language that we use to expresses ourselves can tell others quite a bit about our person, our nature, our life, our education, our character,... more ...

We are here for you!

(June 2019) Not long ago, young Christians in many congregations gave their confirmation vow and received the blessing of God for their future way of life. The older members among us, who likewise stood before the altar many years or even decades ago with a... more ...
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