Unexpected Detours
Aug15

Unexpected Detours

Has God run you through a detour lately? Have you found yourself in a forced detour of life? Maybe you’re there right now?
You had a plan. Yes! A course-of-direction. Check! But now your head is spinning with the question: “How did I end up here?!”
Oftentimes we have a nicely crafted schedule, a business plan, a ministry idea, or a set of goals, and we think it’s all going to work out just as we ordered it. But then God nudges us into a detour – a different plan – in order to produce in us what we could never see or achieve on our own.

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A Letter from the Breznau Clan
Jan08

A Letter from the Breznau Clan

Your prayers, love, and encouragement have been an immense source of sustaining grace over the past year.
So we’d like to share a little bit more with you about all that God wrapped up into 2016 and what we’re up to right now, along with some pictures, kid jokes, and more…

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Pointing Fingers
Apr21

Pointing Fingers

We don’t like having a finger pointed at us because it implies we’re guilty! However, we are pretty natural at pointing toward someone else. It seems quite easy to see the sins of others; doesn’t it? We think we’re quite accurate at evaluating the faults and failures we presume to observe in friends, family members, neighbors, and the like. . . .

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Grace in April Snow
Apr08

Grace in April Snow

God is completely in control. He never loses His grip on the steering wheel. He never drops His conductor’s baton. Those who look for the mark of His craftsmanship will find His handiwork everywhere.

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A Sermon From My 16-year-old Self
Feb18

A Sermon From My 16-year-old Self

A few days ago I uncovered an old spiral-bound notebook from my high school days. “Aha! This should be humorous!” I thought. “What sort of peculiar ideas was I scribbling down at that age?”

As I thumbed through various notes from my landscape business, exam preparation material on American government and economics, backpacking food recipes, and other random jots, my interest perked up when I happened upon a sermon I wrote concerning prayer and the status of our country. Interestingly, all the dates in this notebook are from 1999, which indicates I penned this sermon-essay a little over 16 years ago, when I was 16 years old…

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The Song of Christmas: A Poem
Dec24

The Song of Christmas: A Poem

A wicked king ruled o’er the land

Darkness and dread poured from his hand

A thick gloomy mist draped over the people

Weary and worn, there was no sign of a steeple

This evil king was not heir to the throne,

His path was crooked and cruel, “so let it be known!”

He usurped authority, overturned the law,

Coerced to the place where he now sat sneering with set jaw

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