What's inside

Rebekah Thoma (featured on the cover this month) teaches kindergarten in Wisconsin, and her love for her Savior and the children she teaches in evident. But her path to being a teacher was not always clear-cut. She needed encouragement. Read her story, Becoming a living sacrifice.

Maintaining that positive attitude isn’t always easy. This month’s “Parent conversations” gives tips on how to help your children have an optimistic outlook. Spoiler alert: The ideas work great for adults too, especially when we think about what we have to look forward to! 

A good way to remind ourselves of those gifts of salvation and eternal life is to review our Savior’s story, something we do annually in our worship services. His story is our story, The story of us.  

Julie Wietzke, managing editor

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Please explain: Does Christian freedom give me the right to do anything?

One person at a time

President’s message: Standing on the truth

Give to Caesar and to God

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Encouragement along the road

It’s a long road to become a pastor. For Jordan Massiah, it’s 12 years of schooling in three different states over an international border from his hometown of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. “Studying for the ministry is tough, but the feeling of knowing that you get to be there in a...

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Meet the editorial staff: James Borgwardt

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