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  • Hope

    Pastor Dave Jagemann, Chapel of Faith|Sep 30, 2021

    And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. – 1 Cor. 13:13 As we know, see and live, when there is no hope, when all is hopeless, nothing fits together. Hopelessness strips life of its proper perspective and creates a void that is insurmountable to ascend. Things lose significance, including life itself. The world is lived not as it was intended, but as what sin has created and what we often learn to accept. Without hope, faith and love have no chance to b...

  • Simple?

    Pastor Dave Jagemann, Chapel of Faith|Jul 1, 2021

    The Lord preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me. ~ Ps. 116:6 Is anything in life simple? The answer is no and yes. The world, in general, is not an easy place. Since the fall in the Garden of Eden and the introduction of sin, what was once good is now complicated and corruptible. Here are several straightforward observations to assist in simplifying your life: There is no side-stepping the simple message of salvation and subsequent peace found in Jesus Christ. Simple to see...

  • I never

    Pastor Dave Jagemann, Chapel of Faith|Jun 3, 2021

    I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have given me life. – Psalm 119:93 Life is filled with many different experiences and observations. There is a vastness to investigate, and here are several “I never” situations I have come across in my adventuring called “living.” I will never say never, ever again. I never saw it coming. Often, we never do. I never expected the pain to be this great. I never thought I would get this far. I never thought I would see so clearly when darkness was...

  • Ask the question(s)

    Pastor Dave Jagemann, Chapel of Faith|Jan 28, 2021

    He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Matt. 16:15 So many questions and so much time. We tend, bend and spend towards little purposeful living, with tremendous expectations of our just rewards. Shorting the questions and demanding an abundance in answers with little regard to our needs. God desires to be known and is best found through our coming to Him with a mind that is willing and able to accept Him on His terms. Jesus asked the disciples “who do you say that I am?” as He knew th...

  • Quick or deep?

    Pastor Dave Jagemann, Chapel of Faith|Jan 7, 2021

    “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water?” – John 4:11 Can you live your life both quickly and deeply? Blowing through life, hoping something of substance or significance will stick? Is it wise? Is it clever or crippling? Living but losing your life and all that is precious along the way? Quick has become a way of existing for many and the resulting solitariness that turns itself into loneliness is apparent. We all must be a...

  • Thanks, thanks a lot

    Pastor Dave Jagemann, Chapel of Faith|Nov 26, 2020

    Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name. – Psalm 100:4 It is the time of year when we set aside a certain day, time, place to meet, eat and give thanks. These thanks are typically directed for something, someone or a reasonable facsimile. They can be difficult to find and may lack sincerity. It is interesting (although not surprising) that as a society we need a yearly reminder to do this. It might just be that much more g...

  • Tuppence

    Pastor Dave Jagemann, Chapel of Faith|Oct 29, 2020

    And the natives showed us unusual kindness; for they kindled a fire and made us all welcome, because of the rain that was falling and because of the cold. – Acts 28:2 A five-day journey substituting Elementary Music and a continuing exposure to one of my favorite films “Mary Poppins” has helped me in seeing how powerful simple and small acts of kindness are. Although never reaching my favorite song in the movie, “Feed the Birds,” this song possesses a tiny, and yet substantial message....

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