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A prayer for the next generation…

I just finished reading through the book of Joshua. Many aspects of this piece of literature struck me. I was amazed at how much God did for the people of Israel at the expense & devastation of many other nations. I also was impressed with the leadership of Joshua. I feel at times Joshua is […]

The Empty Cross

Consumed Publishing is proud to release our latest project – The Empty Cross, by Carol King. The release date is set for Tuesday, March 8 but you can pre-order your copy now. This is a great resource for the upcoming season where we remember both the death and resurrection of Jesus. From the author: Words […]

Ball for Lives

One of the privileges I have in life is the honor of serving on the board of directors for Ball for Lives. You may remember that last summer I (Jamie) dribbled the Twin Cities Marathon to raise funds & awareness for stopping the sex slave trafficking that exists in this world. Ball for Lives is […]

Does Prayer Change God’s Mind

The title is the question I was asked to answer for a blog my friends at Winona State University run. This was a question asked by a student at Winona. There are several questions like this one and they asked different people to tackle the questions…doing their best to answer them. I was chosen to […]

NC Visit

Gretchen and I were blessed to travel to Raleigh, NC last weekend to be a part of the life of Hope Cafe. Eric & Lisa Beavers serve at this church and it was wonderful to see how God is using this church to reach their community. The church facility is not a church building in […]


We (Consumed) say often that we value relationships. This isn’t just some spiritual phrase we throw around to sound good. We truly value the relationships God has formed both organizationally and more importantly…the friendships we have formed with people all over the world. Through the context of relationships we are provided the opportunities to accomplish […]

Your Faith is Greater Than Mine

From Rob Stearns I’ve been thinking about this for quite some time–the many ways to Heaven/Paradise/the afterlife. It ultimately boils down to a question of faith…but at some point faith needs to be based on some basis of logic and/or facts I would think. As a Christian who has placed his faith in the person, […]

I believe…

I was at a joint church gathering recently and the following poem was read. I found the writing to be beautiful so I thought I would share it here…with the author’s permission of course. Speaking of the author – her name is Chandler Weir I believe in the Almighty The omnipresence of the church I […]

Annual Ohio BBQ

Thanks to everyone that came out to this summer’s Ohio BBQ. Tim & Charlie did an amazing job cooking pounds and pounds of brats, burgers, and hot dogs. I can’t even express my thanks to everyone else that just showed up unannounced to help. There is an army of people with servant hearts in Columbus! […]

Never Asunder

from Rob Stearns…a poem about hope NEVER ASUNDER A bond between two through blood now one one bond, one love simply one–together I slip away this bond remains I fade further I’m drifting this bond anchors keeps me at bay close to you despite myself away I walk further, farther your love, your embrace patiently […]