Category Archives: Growth

Uncharted Territory

This season all of the faithful Cyclone Football fans have seen what a special season this is.  We have trusted in the process that new coach Matt Campbell has been talking about and now we are starting to see some … Continue reading

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Forever a Pirate

Dear 2017 Hudson Pirate Football Team, Last Friday, my wife Stephanie, my son Matthew, and my mother Jill traveled to Belle Plaine to see you guys play.  I want to start by congratulating your team on an undefeated regular season. … Continue reading

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The Perfect Marriage is Yet to Come

Revelation 21:1-7 (NIV) 21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of … Continue reading

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Making Time for God

Mark 1:35 (NIV) 35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.   Godly people make a habit of spending time with God. … Continue reading

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God Redeems Our Suffering

2 Corinthians 11:24-29 (NIV) 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I … Continue reading

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Don’t Be So Quick to Judge

James 2:1-13 (NIV) 2 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes … Continue reading

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Walk in the Light

John 8:12 (NIV) 12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” The word light is a metaphor that occurs … Continue reading

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