Tuesday Meditations

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God’s not a Genie, or an ATM, or me! TBTG

by Church Admin

Sometimes I think we like to treat God like a Genie. Rub the lamp this way and then that way, then God has to do what we ask. It’s a tempting thing to do and I’ve been there so I would know. We want what we want; God should provide. Right?   And some denominations […]

Hate your family…. Really, Jesus?

by Church Admin

What better way to end an email, or a postcard than with a little snippet of one of Jesus’ sayings…Am I right? They end up on billboards and greeting cards and office calendars and, well, everywhere. …and yet, for some reason, I doubt this past weeks’ reading ever will make it as a greeting card […]

Have the same mindset as Christ Jesus….

by Church Admin

“Have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled […]

What started in Baptism continues today!

by Church Admin

What started in Baptism continues today! When we are dipped in the waters of Baptism, it is by God’s word that we are surrounded in his Grace — and this grace is really really cool because it is a gift, and nothing can take it away from us! It means forgiveness, even when we botch […]

Figuring out money

by Church Admin

God knows most of us struggle with money… For some of us, it’s the amount of debit we carry, or credit loans, or mortgages… For some of us it’s the struggle around which products do we buy or not buy… Or even little things like, do I eat out one more time or should I […]

…am I just talking to myself?

by Church Admin

Most of us don’t pray. Or at least not aloud on a daily basis. It’s hard. It may seem funny. Does God really hear me, -or- am I just talking to myself? And yet, try talking to yourself! Start with the word God, and pour out your hopes, sorrows, dreams, and thanks. Pour out whatever you […]

Living the Love of Church All Week Long!

by Church Admin

Following God is an everyday sort of thing – and while so often the church has shown up on Sundays, we also get to be the church every other day of the week! What we do, how we treat folks, how we speak and what we say all are a part of the kingdom of […]

The worlds we live in!: Pokemon GO!

by Church Admin

The weirdest thing is happening at First Lutheran, Avoca these days—and I am not talking about vacation Bible school! (Which is going great!)   The strange thing is that every so often a car drives through our parking lot, stops in front of the church and then in front of the cemetery… They are trying […]

4th of July Freedom!

by Church Admin

I love my freedom. It’s what makes who we are great as Americans. We have laws balanced in liberty so that we can make decisions about what we buy, where we worship, and even where we live. Pretty cool, I think.   And so every July 4th, we get to remember our nation’s history, and […]

God’s mission…

by Church Admin

What if we have been thinking about mission in the wrong way? What if mission isn’t something that the church does like on a trip, or for a project, or a 6 week session… What if mission is something that God does 24/7 because God is so passionate about it — and the church who […]