Author Archives: Steve Westlund

New Normal

Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) Why are we so surprised when troubling times come? The Lord said they will come. The current troubles we see in … Continue reading

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Divine Appointment

600 years before Jesus was born, a teenage boy from a noble family was taken from his home in Israel and brought into exile in a land called Babylon. Daniel was an intelligent and handsome young man, and so he … Continue reading

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Where is God in All of This?

Billy and Johnny were making a commotion and causing poor Mrs. Smith a great deal of trouble in Sunday School class one spring morning. She finally had enough, and she sent the boys to talk to the senior pastor. Johnny … Continue reading

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From Sadness

There are times and seasons of life when sadness and sorrow come in like a flood. With every wave, it feels like life itself is against us. Why do such times come? There are many reasons. But I don’t want … Continue reading

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This Way is Closed

There is a road near home that we like to take because it takes us around the busy state highway traffic.  Recently our town decided to close the entire road and put in a roundabout.   One day, when I was … Continue reading

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Shovel – Ready Ground

…break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord. (Hosea 10:12) It was December 2008, the U.S. and world economies were on the brink of utter collapse, and the owners of Westlund Concepts, a small business, … Continue reading

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Conversations About Christmas

Now we know that no knows the mind of God, but sometimes I wonder how the first conversation about Christmas went. We have no record of this conversation, but I wonder if it went something like this…. God the Father … Continue reading

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Fight the Good Fight

Fight the good fight of faith. (I Timothy 6:12) These battles will soon pass, and on glorious shores you will look back with thankfulness for the lessons and the endurance and the perseverance these momentary struggles built into your very … Continue reading

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Not by Sight

I wanted to share an excerpt from a book I am working on.  This is from a chapter titled “Not by Sight.”  Hope you enjoy it and are encouraged by it… “Now faith is the assurance or the confirmation, of … Continue reading

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Strategic Planning

Successful businesses engage in strategic planning on a regular basis. A leadership team will lay out their plans for the next month, the next quarter, the next year, the next three years, and so on. They do this so that … Continue reading

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