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St. John Lutheran Church invites you to come worship with us. We are located at 5600 Junior Furnace / Powellsville Road, Franklin Furnace. Sunday morn...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Handle With Prayer

Handle With Prayer

A farmer and his wife were asleep one night when the farmer woke up at midnight and heard the old grandfather clock going off. He was startled when th...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Pass the dogma please

Pass the dogma please

I am seldom surprised anymore and yet, sometimes it just “lands wrong on the ear” as an old friend of mine used to say. During last week&#...

September 22nd, 2017 |  



Life is a wonder

Life is a wonder

Ruth enrolled in hospice services when she was ninety years old. She and her late husband, Loren, were raised in Wellston, Ohio but lived most of thei...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


True Worship

True Worship

You know what makes me sick? You know what makes me want to cut my hair with a weed whacker? It is the attitude of the Church today! I ask myself, ...

September 15th, 2017 updated: September 15th, 2017. |  


We will never forget

We will never forget

For the man who kissed his wife goodbye for the last time, for the wife who called her husband from the plane to say I love you, for the fireman who r...

September 15th, 2017 updated: September 15th, 2017. |  


Faithful are the wounds of a friend

Faithful are the wounds of a friend

This is part three of a series about Ruth who was seventy-six when she enrolled in hospice services with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ruth w...

September 15th, 2017 updated: September 15th, 2017. |  


The instant gratification mindset

The instant gratification mindset

We live in the tech age; it is an age that has produced instant access and instant gratification. We have IPods, cell phones, texting, microwave meals...

September 8th, 2017 |  


HE-RO

HE-RO

He-ro: a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. I love heroes… Biblical heroes, national ...

September 8th, 2017 |  


God blessed the broken road

God blessed the broken road

This is part two of a series about Ruth who was admitted to hospice with end stage chronic airway obstruction. Ruth and I met almost every Tuesday mor...

September 8th, 2017 |