Author Archives: Matt Wolf

Don’t Give Up

The Olympics inevitably showcase a number of athletes with truly remarkable stories. You could even argue that the stories themselves are more compelling than some of the events. Think of the gymnast, hurdler, or weightlifter who dedicated his or her … Continue reading

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Ever the Learner

Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along … Continue reading

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Regret

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. – 1 Peter 5:8 The word regret is defined as “a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over something that has happened … Continue reading

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The Great Outdoors

I must confess: I’m not much of an outdoorsman. I don’t play golf, hunt deer, or catch walleye. The majority of my exercise takes place at the YMCA, I’ve never gone bird watching, and my idea of camping consists of … Continue reading

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Time to Refresh

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to … Continue reading

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Dare to be Different

But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us.  Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.” – 1 … Continue reading

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Politically Correct?

“His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation. All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No … Continue reading

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Pain is not the Final Answer

(Jesus) had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. … Continue reading

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Shine as Light

I wanted to take a few moments to recognize all the good that we, the Kandiyohi Church of Christ, have been doing. Though we may be “small” in number, we are unquestionably mighty in power. On June 11th we participated … Continue reading

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Unconditional Love

A man was commissioned to paint a picture of the Prodigal Son. He approached his work fervently, laboring to produce a picture worthy of telling the story. Finally, the day came when the picture was complete, and he unveiled the … Continue reading

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