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This week we're highlighting Pastor Paul Jansen's "My Christian life" from June 2020, where Jansen describes battling cancer as a teenager.

Growing up, Paul Jansen fondly remembers a great home life, strong relationships at school, and a close relationship with his Savior. All those positive experiences of the first part of his life provided a firm foundation.

That foundation received a shock when Jansen was diagnosed with cancer during his junior year of high school.

“At a young age, when you think you’re invincible, you quickly find out that that’s not the case,” he says.

Explore more from the September issue:

Bible study: Baptismal blessings

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Baptism connects us to our Father in heaven and makes us part of his family. The church has described Baptism as “an individual application of the Word” and the “visible Word” because God makes us his children, one at a time, in a way that we can see. . . .

What does this mean for me? Article 3

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How do you measure your value? Do you play the comparison game? A student is convinced that worth is measured in GPAs. A mom works hard to raise her kids and yet fails the “white glove test” for dust on the mantle. A dad sees one dandelion in the front yard and none . . .

WELS podcasts: Christ for Disciplers

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For parents, teachers, and other caregivers of children, this podcast packs a punch. As a mom with three young children, I appreciate that the quick, ten-minute episodes are released daily. They provide an excellent opportunity to start each day with tactical . . .

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