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April 15-22, 2009 – Sad news surrounds joyful Easter celebration

Contributed by Pastor Jay Gamelin Columbus, OH Warm-up Question: Think of a time when you got hurt (physically, emotionally, spiritually, or otherwise). What’s the most important thing you learned from that experience In the weeks leading up to Easter this...

April 8-15, 2009 – Obamania: The European tour part II

Contributed by Jocelyn Breeland Fairfax, VA Warm-up Question: If you could be a groupie, which celebrity would you follow? President Barack Obama’s recent trip to Europe, the first of his presidency, created a public frenzy that recalled his visit to...

April 1-8, 2009 – Parade ends 30+ year run

Contributed by Erik Ullestad West Des Moines, IA Warm-up Question: What’s the coolest parade you’ve ever attended? What made it so great? The 2009 St. Patrick’s Day parade on Chicago’s South Side was the most violent in its 31-year history....

March 25-April 1, 2009 – Americans less willing to sacrifice, Supreme Court Justice Thomas Says

Contributed by Jennifer Krausz Bethlehem, PA Warm-up Question: Who has ever sacrificed something for you? What was it? How did you feel about it? When Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was growing up, he says he constantly heard messages like...

March 18-25, 2009 – Example of God’s love… on a bicycle

Contributed by Matthew R. Nelson Walla Walla, WA Warm-up Question: How do you share your gifts, talents, and time to reflect God’s love? (From the ELCA News Service, “Lutherans Embrace Man Who Embodied Christ’s Love,” 03/04/2009) John Breaux helped others...