Posts with the category “tammy”
Covid-10 Response: March 17
by Dana Speth on March 17th, 2020
It is with a heavy heart that this letter must be written. The following decisions are not made lightly. But we feel as your called workers in Jesus Christ that these are the best decisions that can be made. Perhaps this will give us time to realize how important we are to one another and what a gift our fellowship in Jesus Christ is.
Nothing but Cookies
by Dana Speth on March 8th, 2020
Nothing but Cookies Growing up, I loved being invited to my Great Grandma Neidinger’s house for Christmas dinner. It was fun and exciting. To me it was simply the best meal ever. I am sure just by reading the title of this article that you can guess what my great grandma served at these Christmas dinners. For this one special meal each year we ate nothing but cookies! Grandma Neidinger took g...
Knowing Where to Turn
by Dana Speth on February 16th, 2020
The astrologers asked the king to reveal his dream so that they could consult the stars and present their interpretation, but the king did not want to reveal it. In Daniel 2:6 he ordered them, “So tell me the dream and (then) interpret it for me.”
Uncertain and Unsettled
by Dana Speth on January 26th, 2020
Do you prefer to have things planned out in advance? Do you like to be prepared? Do you feel better when you know the plan? For many of us, there is a sense of security in knowing what lies ahead. Learning to take things as they come is an important lesson the Lord has been teaching me in recent years.
A Bethlehem Walk Thank You
by Dana Speth on December 9th, 2019
For the past four years, members of Christ Lutheran Church have come together in November and early December with a very specific purpose in mind. Many have cheerfully given time, talents, and generous donations to support our Bethlehem Walk.
Wear Your Own Shoes
by Dana Speth on November 24th, 2019
Recently I heard a touching story about a young man who battled strong feelings of insecurity. His father had pastored a growing church for many years. The young man learned a lot under his father’s leadership. He even enjoyed his own small successes as the congregation’s youth pastor.
Dania and a Radio
by Dana Speth on November 3rd, 2019
A few weeks ago our Sunday School children watched a powerful Operation Christmas Child video called, “Dania and a Radio.” We learned about a little girl, Dania, from the Middle East who was raised in a Christian home with very few material possessions. Here is how Dania described it:
by Dana Speth on October 13th, 2019
As hard as we try to be careful to protect our personal information, many experts believe that most of our Social Security Numbers have been compromised. I experienced this reality recently when my own identity was stolen.
by Dana Speth on September 19th, 2019
There is a powerful song by Casting Crowns that has been playing on Christian radio lately. It is called, “Only Jesus.” I love the words because they remind me of what should be most important in my life. Here are just a few of the lyrics:
Happy Labor Day
by Dana Speth on September 1st, 2019
According to the U.S. Department of Labor website, Labor Day “constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
When Life is Wild... God is Good!
by Dana Speth on August 15th, 2019
When Life is Wild…God is Good! “The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes.”- Nahum 1:7Just a few hours ago we finished up our first day at Vacation Bible School. The VBS theme this year is – “Roar: When Life is Wild…God is Good!” What a privilege it is to share the goodness of our God with young children eager to believe and ready to learn. It is wonderful to see the joy on their fac...
by Dana Speth on July 18th, 2019
“But God”Lessons from LiFest 2019Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21One of the most powerful lessons I learned at LiFest 2019 happened during the Danny Gokey concert. He spoke about how he ...
Shelter Through the Storms
by Dana Speth on July 1st, 2019
Shelter Through the Storms “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NIV) Just a few days ago I decided to pick up and read an old devotional book I hadn’t looked at in years. The description of peace given by the author, Alvin Rogness, caught my attention. Here’s what he wrote...
Praising the LORD with PUPPETS
by Dana Speth on June 6th, 2019
Praising the LORD with P.U.P.P.E.T.S.!!Let all that I am praise the Lord;with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.Let all that I am praise the Lord;may I never forget the good things he does for me. Psalm 103:1-2 (NLT)What a joy it is to celebrate 25 years of praising the Lord through our P.U.P.P.E.T.S. minist...
God\'s Word Works
by Dana Speth on May 28th, 2019
God’s Word Works! “so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty,but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”Isaiah 55:11I have found these words from Isaiah to be a great comfort as I have prepared Bible studies and confirmation lessons over the years. Here is how I grasp this simple, yet powerful message: God is in control. His W...
Wait a Minute!
by Dana Speth on April 23rd, 2019
Wait a minute…I was first! “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve,and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 NIVA few days ago I was on my way to an appointment. I had just enough time to drive through the Shopko parking lot and place a letter in the mailbox. Piles of snow from our recent snowfall surrounded the mailbox making it difficult to access. Anoth...