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Recap: 2023 St. Paddy’s Day Outreach

“Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.” Luke 7:47 NKJV March 17, 2023 was the Des Moines St. Paddy’s Day Parade Outreach in the downtown area. This year it was sponsored by Pastor Shawn Barr of…

20 Years a Christian: Strange New World

Becoming a Christian is a lot like the movie, “The Matrix.” When Neo is propositioned by Morpheus, he is given a red pill, and a blue pill. The red pill shows him the real world that was hidden from him that was invisible. If Neo was to take the blue pill, he goes back to…

Cooking Rotisserie Chicken

Within the past few months, my wife and I received a brand new air fryer from my Mother-in-law after the toaster oven decided to break (again). I’ve fixed it several times until parts were not available. But we have to say, we love our new air fryer. The really cool thing about it is that…

20 Years a Christian: Spiritual Warfare

Previously, in my last article, I walked into a church not knowing who I was, where I was going, and oh so tired. I walked out a brand new person, created in Christ Jesus with a renewed purpose. I was renewed, remade, restored, and reborn. For the first time I understood my sin and the…

20 Years a Christian: The Beginning

March 2, 2003 – March 2, 2023 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. “For My yoke is easy and…

Modern Idolatry

“A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will come out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we…

Outreach: DSM St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2023

It’s that time of year again — the start of the evangelism season with the Des Moines St. Paddy’s Day Parade outreach. Great opportunity to share the gospel and distribute tracts at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Des Moines. We will have several St Patrick’s Day tracts and million dollar bills available. We…

He Gets Us: It’s Not All Negative

So far we’ve looked into a lot of the negative aspects of He Gets Us, where they could have done better, and where they fell very short. But today, I wanted to focus on something positive. What?! Yup. I’m not always a “Negative Ned” as some may think I am. I do have some positive…

He Gets Us: Jesus Had to Control His Outrage?

Continuing on with the He Gets Us commercials, this one in particular was one of the two that were played during this year’s Superbowl. In it, the narrator details the following among pictures of people getting angry with each other. Here is what the narrator says: “There was this controversial figure. Everywhere he went, people…


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