Posted July 01, 2015in Ames, Community Featured

50th anniversary

In 50 years, Ascension Lutheran Church has seen many changes. The church took great efforts in relocating from 7th and Kellog to their current house of worship at 2400 Bloomington Road. Changes in technology have opened the possibilities of music from hymns and organs to contemporary bands with guitar, drum

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Posted July 01, 2015in Adel, Community Featured

Giving back

“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” Luke 6:38 Each summer, there is a special program at church

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Posted July 01, 2015in Community Featured, Johnston

Living with purpose

My name is Craig Ferguson, the pastor of Johnston River of Life. Currently I am at 35,000 ft traveling to rock climb with my sister and son in the High Sierra. I find myself looking down at the snow-capped Rocky mountains, and once again realizing how small I am in

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Posted July 01, 2015in Clear Lake, Community Featured

Giving back

In Galatians 6:10 we read “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Wanting to get involved and give back to the church community in Clear Lake, but not sure how? No worries. Zion Lutheran

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Posted July 01, 2015in Community Featured, Perry

Sharing love

Growing up I was afraid of lots of things. Nothing real, mind you, it was always outlandish stuff like vampires and dinosaurs. Walking the gravel road by my house I would often find myself afraid of bears and mountain lions. I have never seen either out there. I don’t even

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Posted July 01, 2015in Community Featured, Urbandale

When God doesn’t make sense

Do you ever doubt that God knows what He is doing? My cousin growing up was one of me best friends, and like a big brother to me. He was an example to me in every area of life. Five years ago he was diagnosed with Lymphoma and endured Chemo

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Posted June 24, 2015in Boone, Community Featured

Small ministries

Every Christian’s ultimate goal is to join the Father in eternal life. Of course, every Christian knows it will take the wings of Christ to get them there. At Grace Community Church of Boone, there is a structured plan to make sure worshipers can find their way to God. The

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Posted June 24, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured

All of our days are numbered

Your heavy eyelids flicker as you fight the desire to drift back into a dream. You awake in a room that is not your own, surrounded by gentle professionals in scrubs standing before walls illuminated by a florescent glow. Whether you’re in this room as a patient, pastor, family member

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Posted June 24, 2015in Community Featured, Pleasant Hill

A challenge

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to

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Posted June 24, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

Shine this summer at VBS

Summertime is finally here! To this mom, it has felt like a long winter and several links in the paper chain to get to the last day of school. With summer comes a great sense of freedom, but then reality quickly sets in. What are we going to DO with

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