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03/20/2019

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Brandon Leitnaker   One of my son’s favorite stories in scripture is the story of Jesus miraculously feeding the 5000 with only two fish and five loaves of bread. If you haven’t ever read the story before, please take the time now to read it in John 6:1-14. I am not entirely...

03/12/2019

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Brandon Leitnaker   One morning last week while driving to work, I rear ended someone. Ugh. There is something about a car accident, even the smallest of ones, that has a way of stopping your day right in its tracks. Initially as it happens, there is a moment of shock, followed by...

02/24/2019

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Brandon Leitnaker   Last week, during one of the polar vortex days, I was working out at the YMCA. I just so happened to glance up at the television and caught the tail end of a commercial that was advertising a “Snow Emergency Sale.” I chuckled to myself because I thought...

02/11/2019

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Brandon Leitnaker   A few weeks ago, I wrote about my recent endeavor to explore the world of fasting. I know very little about it other than what I have read in the scriptures. Therefore, I have started to explore its value in the Christian life, and one of the resources I have been...

01/30/2019

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Brandon Leitnaker   Fasting has always been one of those hyper-religious words for me, one I often hear and read about but have very little understanding or connection with in my own life. Besides the fast we do every year before the Good Friday service, I could probably count on one hand...

01/16/2019

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Brandon Leitnaker   The foundations of skyscrapers are quite remarkable. The technology and engineering that goes into stabilizing and supporting these giant buildings is top notch, and for good reason. They are buildings that truly touch the skies. Very impressive. The foundation is the...

12/31/2018

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Brandon Leitnaker   Ever had a perfect timing moment, when it seems like all the stars have aligned and things just line up seamlessly? Like when you run into the exact person you need to, or you get a bit of information right when you need it most. Most often, it is happenstance, and...

12/16/2018

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Brandon Leitnaker   We all have needs. It’s very human to be needy. According to American psychologist Abraham Maslow, we have five major needs which include physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem, and self-actualization. I am not going to break down each of those and go into...

12/10/2018

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Brandon Leitnaker   I am not a huge Christmas fan, and I can be a bit of Scrooge when it comes to my appreciation for Christmas. But one of the things I am thankful for is that we have a season dedicated to celebrating Jesus. Sure, there are parts of this holiday that have changed...

12/03/2018

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Brandon Leitnaker   I have been on a cleaning, organizing, and decluttering frenzy lately. My motivation is one part personal preference and one part spiritual desire. I naturally prefer to live almost a minimalist lifestyle because my brain just operates better when everything around me...