34 Billion and Counting

One of the numerous czars that our government has is the foreign aid czar. This czar presides over the money that our government gives to other countries across the globe. According to the web page foreignassistance.gov, our government is projected to spend $34 billion dollars in foreign aid next year, 2017. This money will be…

Two Atheists and an Astrophysicist

There are two opportunities to hear from former atheists in our area this weekend. Friday evening, musician and former atheist Chris Dreisbach will share his music and faith story at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Owatonna and the following morning, at Peace Lutheran Church in Faribault, Rev. Donavon Riley will talk about his journey from atheist…

Even So

Originally posted on Full-Time:
This is a close up of a bud on the fig tree in the backyard. Soon, more buds will sprout……more leaves will fill the branches. Then the fruit will come and grow and ripen. That’s the expectation. That’s what’s supposed to happen.  But what if it doesn’t. ? Even so……….. 17 Though…

Catching the Sunrise

At 35 weeks of pregnancy, I’ve gotten used to feeling the movements of the little guy growing inside me. As early as 14 weeks, I felt little flutters and shifts, usually when I was laying on … Source: Catching the Sunrise

Insights into domestic violence & a Minnesota father’s mission after his daughter’s murder

Originally posted on Minnesota Prairie Roots:
Local clergy, representatives from crisis centers and many others gathered to hear Dan Kasper’s powerful message on domestic violence. IN A NEARLY TWO-HOUR presentation Sunday afternoon to a crowd of around 50 gathered at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Owatonna, Dan Kasper of Northfield spoke from the heart—of losing a…