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Worker Spotlight

Brother Ezekiel Mwambogolo is the farm manager at Chimala, Tanzania. He has spent the last six months working and learning alongside Gage, and is already doing a great job taking over managing of the entire farming operation there as Gage prepares to return to the United States. He is a native of Chimala, and has…

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2018 SCA Coffee Report

The Specialty Coffee association has released their 2018 coffee report, showing the latest trends in how Americans like to drink their coffee. Most coffee shop business falls between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM, with lattes and drip coffee being the most popular morning drinks, and iced or blended coffee drinks being the…

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He Knows What He Will Do

The opening verses of John 6 provide an account of Jesus feeding 5,000 with two fish and five loaves. Jesus prepares to work this miracle by asking one of his disciples, “Where shall we buy bread…?” (v. 5). Philip’s response is rather reasonable. He points out that buying a catered meal for 5,000 people at…

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A True Witness

Throughout history, many religious teachers have appeared claiming to carry a message from God or a god. The reliability of their source and of their record has usually been difficult to verify at best. They emerge from a secret meeting with an angel in a cave or in the forest with no witnesses, and declare…

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Sin No More

Some time after healing the lame man at the pool of Bethesda Jesus seeks him out again. Our Lord’s words to him are few, but quite pointed. (John 5:14) First, Jesus reminds the man of the great blessing he has just received: he has been made whole! He wasn’t just better, he was complete and…

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Ask Itasca

Damian Lowe answers the question, “Is The Bible Really True?” with the help of Neil Stidolph

Over first couple of months in 2019 I ran a social media campaign and asked members of our community, “If you could ask God one question, what would you ask?” I took the questions that came in and ranked them by popularity. The six most popular questions became sermon topics for our Gospel Meeting. It…

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How do you make Cold Brew?

Spring is here! That means that warmer temperatures should soon follow. As that happens I begin to hear one of the strangest sayings. When offered coffee people will say “It’s too hot for coffee.” While this confuses me, I can understand the desire for a cold drink. So, let’s learn how to make cold brew…

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Who Are You Looking For?

As John 5 opens, an interesting scene is set before us. The pool of Bethesda is occasionally imbued with healing powers, but only for the first person to get into the water after the angel stirs the pool. There sits a man who has been lame for thirty-eight years. He explains that he has been…

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