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An Hour in the Life of a Chaplain

We serve beside God’s beloved children in good times and bad.

Exorcism as Mercy

Most of us equate exorcisms with scary Hollywood movies, but Rev. Geoff Boyle explains how pastors in Madagascar use the rite to cast the demon out and speak Christ in.

Why Am I Barren?

Children are a heritage from the Lord—a gift from Him—and that good gift is received, not manufactured or made. In His wisdom and time, God makes mothers of women.

He Is the Firstborn from the Dead

Sin makes life messy and dirty. But it is Christ’s resurrection that cleanses, renews and restores us!

Be angry, but Do Not Sin!

Is anger inherently sinful? Rev. Allen Schenk takes a look at this topic, discussing how it can help us settle disagreements and why God gives us the grace to forgive those with whom we’re angry.

A Heavenly Reunion

Who was not moved by the rescue of the 33 miners in Chile? Imagine being trapped under tons of stone,unable to see the sun for 70 days. Compared to heaven, life here on earth is not that much different than living in underground darkness. We get used to the darkness of this world. It begins to seem normal over time, but it’s not. God has prepared a better place for us.

Finding Strength in the Holy Communion

Often times, it’s easy for those of us who are lifelong Lutherans to take aspects of our church life for granted. But for a new Lutheran, joining a church that confesses Christ’s bodily presence in the Lord’s Supper is comforting, reassuring, and just plain exciting!

Tantrums and Gifts

When we don’t get what we want, turning on other people, ourselves, and God is nothing new, no matter what age. We often think of God as a spiritual Santa Claus and thus limit Him and His abundant gifts. So where does that leave us?

The Light of the World

“Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy Word: For mine eyes have
seen Thy salvation, which Thou has prepared before the face of all people: a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel”

(Luke 2:29–32 KJV)

Not Our Will, but Thine

My mother, Louise Cady, was a hard-working farm wife and mother of five. She never claimed to be a noted scholar, a talented musician, or a great educational leader. But she loved God…

A Lamp and a Light

“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

These words from the Book of Psalms have been spoken and sung frequently, especially after they were put to music by Amy Grant.

My True Identity

How clear is our vocation, Lord, when once we heed Your call…

A Lifetime of Miracles

Amid all its blessings, spring brings an annual migration where young men and women walk across the graduation stages of our nation’s colleges and universities and receive their diplomas. They then walk into their futures with great expectations.

Frazzled Faith

Be still and know that I am God.
—Ps. 46:10 ESV

Perspective—It Makes a Difference

In Ps. 18:16 and 19, God reminds us to brace ourselves in His strength…Regardless of our storms, God rescues us and gives us strength.

My Lesson from Kindergarten

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. –Phil. 4:13 ESV