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Dear Friends, Recently I was talking to a friend about a missions trip I used to lead for college students called “Road Rules”. It was a unique trip in that the folks going didn't know where they were going to be working from day to day. Instead, we hopped on a bus, and headed into different cities and towns to see what sort of service work God opened up for us. Each person was allowed to bring one backpack for the 14 day trip, and at most places where we stopped, we ended up staying in either homeless shelters, or on the floors of the places we served at. The trips were a great experience, as we lived completely by faith, and trusted God to provide for all of our needs. We took a total

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This morning when I arrived at church, there was a woman waiting in the parking lot to talk to me. For the purpose of this devotional, I’ll call her “Jayla”. She’s someone I know well because she lives in the high-poverty neighborhood where our church is located, and she’s attended our church off and on for for the past few years. Jayla is someone who was sexually abused as a child, has struggled with addiction as an adult, and has been in prison several times. However, she’s also someone who has recently given her life to Christ, and who is being transformed in the most amazing ways. Part of that transformation has been her passion for being at church. Over the past few weeks, she’s be


Dear Friends, This morning I have been contemplating the power of the gospel. It’s been on my mind because of some recent changes that have been happening in the life of one of the young women in our neighborhood. The transformation in her life has been astounding, and it’s all happened because she heard the gospel message, and responded. In Romans 1:16, Paul writes, “It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes.” The word Paul uses for “power” in this passage comes from the Greek word “dunamis”, which is the same word Jesus uses in Acts 1:8 when He says: “But when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power (dunamis) and will tell people everywhere about Me.


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Random thoughts and ponderings on life and faith from a recovering sinner.

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Daniel May - husband, father, pastor, grocer, Packers fan, and above-mentioned recovering sinner.

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