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Robin Gudal: Slow down and remember Jesus

Have you ever made something and forgot one ingredient? I recently made a fresh apple crisp with apples ...

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Across the Pastor’s Desk: Faith helps us during troubles

What are you focusing on today? Faith in God does not exempt you from times of trouble — ...

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Across the Pastor’s Desk: It was St. Francis of Assisi Day

Did you miss St. Francis of Assisi Day? It was Tuesday. You did? Who is St. Francis?

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Across the Pastor’s Desk: Putting anything above God is the issue

“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil…” — I Timothy 6:10a

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Across the Pastor’s Desk: Study issues, vote for principles

There was a house down the street from where I grew up that was set back in the ...

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Robin Gudal: We should laser focus on Jesus

My eyes have seen the glory of God.  For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast ...

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Across the Pastor’s Desk: What is the Bible all about?

What is the Bible all about? The simple answer: God. Sometimes people will ask me what my sermon ...

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Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge returning to Albert Lea for program at church

The Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge returns to Albert Lea United Methodist church this Sunday during the 10 ...

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Across the Pastor’s Desk: Can we be sensitive to the unborn?

Sometimes I wonder if God made me too sensitive. When we discovered first the nest and then the ...

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Across the Pastor’s Desk: Let God help cover your faults

“You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.” (Song of Sol. 4:7). My friend, ...

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Robin Gudal: Look for the honey in the rocks

I’ve recently been hearing a new song on the radio that is very intriguing to me: “Honey In ...

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First Lutheran Church’s new Fusion program for children finds big success in its 1st year

Jello-O pudding pops. Banana Nut Cheerios. NBC’s “Community.” All three were popular foods or, in NBC’s case, a ...

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Across the Pastor’s Desk: A pilgrimage to Cooperstown

This vision began when my wife Barb and I visited Cooperstown for the first time. I took in ...

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Robin Gudal: Learning from a Godly woman

Surely your goodness and love will follow me, all the days of my life, and I will dwell ...

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Across the Pastor’s Desk: What God really wants from us

What does God want? God wants to have a loving relationship with us. He is, after all, our ...

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