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Hope Delivered in a Promise

What if, all of the sudden, you had a glimpse into the future. And in that brief moment you were able to see not only major events that would take place on the world stage, but you could also see the path your life would take. Many of us say that we wish we knew the future. But do we really want to know those details? The prophet Isaiah, living approximately 700 years before the birth of Christ, had such a glimpse. ... Read More »

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#thisYcan

We started a journey last year in Spiritual Development through the YMCA at Pabst Farms to take people out of our Lake Country comfort zone into areas of the world that needed hope. That journey started with a team of eleven who said “yes” to the opportunity to go to Puebla, Mexico in February to minister to staff and children at Esperanza Viva (EV). EV is an orphanage and school about 30 minutes outside ... Read More »

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Your Story Matters

 “…Think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things – and the things that are not – to nullify the ... Read More »

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I Was

I watched a movie recently in which one of the lead roles was a man who lived a hard life, and paid the price through the judicial system, resulting in his arrest. Because of his arrest, and being confronted by the reality of his poor choices, a change took place in his heart.  And when questioned by authorities later, asking him if, in fact, he was the suspect in the crimes committed, his reply was a simple, ... Read More »

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Barriers

I had the opportunity last week to visit our new Chilean YMCA partner, the Valparaiso Y. I was invited to present a session of their Second Annual National Seminar for Trainers, or future Y leaders.  \YMCA’s from around the country of Chile sent university age students, who are the next generation of Y leaders, to the Valparaiso Y to learn valuable leadership skills and realign themselves with the Christian ... Read More »

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