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The “Call”

I am often asked to tell the story of how I came to be in ministry.  In seminary, and among church-y friends, we talked about our “call” stories, remembering how we heard God’s call to pursue more knowledge, more training, … Continue reading

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Transforming Thought: Tending the Garden

Walking through a greenhouse, especially in winter, is like finding an oasis in the dessert. They have just the right light, warmth, water, fertilizer and, most of all, expert gardeners who tend their seedlings until they emerge from strong roots … Continue reading

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Young people listen for God’s Call

How is God calling young people to serve in the world? Teachers. Singers. Social workers. Pastors. The possibilities are endless. Participants in the Iowa Conference’s Called to Serve retreat Jan. 5-7, 2012 spent time in conversation, reflection, prayer and service. … Continue reading

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