by Pastor Chuck Schlie I am 23 years old. I am a first year teacher at Concord Lutheran School. It is the middle of winter in Chicagoland and every March, the sixth graders in this particular school participate in something called: Outdoor Education. The teacher (me) would, more or less; go camping with a bunch…

I like to read different translations from God’s word from time to time in hopes that it will slow me down enough so that I will contemplate on what I am reading. It’s been a few years now and I don’t remember the date, but I certainly remember reading Luke 6:46 as if were for…

About a month ago, Darth Vader and I went to the hospital to visit a twelve-year-old boy following his 18th surgery. How cool was that? Certainly, walking around with the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet was awesome, but for me the really great part was seeing God’s people at work. What a picture of…

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. – 1st Timothy 6:6-8 You’ve heard it said that “God works in mysterious ways.” I recall such a time involving a…

I’ve shared this story before, years ago; I think…but it’s one of my favorites. It comes to mind just about every time I watch a soccer game (of which I’ve had plenty opportunity this fall). Now, if I may switch gears; I’d like to talk about the still, small voice of God. I promise to…

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