Sunday, December 11, 2016

Posted September 02, 2015in Community Featured, Urbandale

When foundations fail

My cabin neighbor impressed me as he put a new foundation under his lake home, which had stood as a north woods cabin until he added a second story and hefty log siding. The decades-old foundation couldn’t handle the added weight, and when I arrived, steel beams and wooden cribs

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Posted September 02, 2015in Adel, Community Featured

A new (school) year in Christ

It’s gearing up to be an action-packed fall semester for those at New Hope Church in Adel. The school years means a lot of changes and updates for local parents, students and staff, but that doesn’t mean that worship, fellowship and praise have to fall to the wayside. New Hope

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Posted September 02, 2015in Community Featured, Johnston

Building a foundation

I just moved my son into college (ISU – gained another convert). My daughter is in her Sophomore year at Johnston. The education world is back in full swing building a foundation, preparing the minds of our youth for the imposing and unending job of caring for the world and

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Posted August 26, 2015in Boone, Community Featured

A curriculum in Christ

With back-to-school season kicking into full gear, there’s no better time than the present to make sure the young ones in your family are adding extra opportunities to connect with Christ into their changing and active schedules. Between sports practices, club meetings, classes and hanging out with friends, kids and

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Posted August 26, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

Getting back into the Bible

I recently returned home after a long vacation with my family and getting back into the routine of life at home has been a bit challenging. The most challenging thing for me was getting back to my daily exercise classes at Farrell’s. After sleeping in on vacation that early class

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Posted August 26, 2015in Community Featured, Waukee

New faces at Westview

Westview Church members are seeing new faces in leadership roles this summer. Westview recently gained an associate pastor, Jake Parks, whose role at the church is Pastor of Discipleship and Mission. Originally from Ohio, Parks spent three years involved with youth ministry and communications at a church in Grand Rapids,

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Posted August 26, 2015in Beaverdale, Community Featured

Come home to St. Luke’s

How many times have you driven or walked by the intersection of Forest and Beaver Ave? You may have noticed St Luke’s Episcopal Church that sits back of the street. But have you ever wondered…. Who goes there? Or maybe you’ve thought to yourself “what do they believe in …

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Posted August 26, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured

Serving Jesus Christ

In addition to KNOWING the Lord Jesus Christ, SERVING HIM is life’s greatest privilege! EVERY DAY when we awake, each of us has a decision to make: “Will I serve myself or the Lord God Almighty who made me?” When the sun arises, do I think to myself: “What do

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Posted August 26, 2015in Community Featured, Pleasant Hill

Jail ministry

It is common knowledge that Jesus spent much of his time with those others may not consider top citizens of the community. Scripture shows that Jesus spent time with corrupt tax collectors such as Zaccheus and the prostitutes, all in order to help them find Christ and repent of their

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Downtown

Grace: making all things new

It seems to me that there are times in life – when I have had absolutely enough. When the things of this world become too overwhelming. Negative. Sad. Disturbing. When movie theaters are shot-up, when churches are burned, when planes fall from the sky, when people are killed for the

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