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    Pastor Jeanne Bergren joins team as new Chaplain

    Our community has been blessed to add Pastor Jeanne Bergren to our staff as the new Chaplain.Jeanne will continue to serve as the Senior Pastor at Golden Plains Free Methodist Church, where she has served for the last 14 years.Her favorite book in the Bible is the Book of Romans and her favorite verse is Romans 12:1. Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and pr...  Read More...

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    Chaplain's Corner: God is Jealous

    By Jerroll Martens, Chaplain (shown right)Note: This will be Pastor Martens’ last column as chaplain. After 10 years of faithful service to the residents and employees of Presbyterian Manor, he will retire August 31, 2019. We thank him for his kindness, his humor and the wise ways that he has met so many needs and pointed us to the truth. Is God really jealous?   Read More...

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    CHAPLAIN'S CORNER: God, My Portion

    By Jerroll Martens, Chaplain“Thou art my portion…..” Psalm 119:57The Psalmist had made a deliberate decision. He chose God as his all in all.A man’s portion is that which he chooses as his chief object, where he puts his energy, what he loves, what molds him. It may be wealth, fame, pleasure, illicit life style, even simple ease of life.   Read More...

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    CHAPLAIN'S CORNER: Our Hope

    By Jerroll Martens, ChaplainJeremiah 17:17 “Thou art my hope in the day of evil.”The Bible mentions “hope” more than 130 times. It is usually used as a noun, rather than a verb. The Christian has a hope, rather that hoping something will happen.Ephesians speaks of those who have no hope—those without Christ.   Read More...

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    Chaplain's Corner: Righteous Anger

    By Jerroll Martens, Chaplain“God said to Jonah, is it right for you to be angry …?” Jonah 4:9Is it ever right for one to be angry? Jonah was angry at God because God was showing mercy to a people Jonah did not like - clearly wrong on Jonah’s part. The first murder took place when Cain was angry with God and his brother Abel.   Read More...