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Restored for a Purpose

Here is a quiz for you. What famous person received this criticism during their lifetime? “Alas, this man will never get anything done, for he is thinking about the end before he begins.” If you guessed Leonardo da Vinci, you would be correct. In fact, ... Read More

URGENT Reminder: Conference Offering

We hope that you have enjoyed and benefitted from our Virtual Conference Week. The Directors and a team of amazing volunteers helped to make this week happen for you. Please visit the Virtual Conference Week 2020 page and you can get a recap of each ... Read More

A Kingdom Amplifying Opportunity

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;      my soul waits for the Lord     more than watchmen for the morning,     more than watchmen for the morning      Psalm 130:5-6 As the last few weeks have unfolded, I have been anxiously awaiting ... Read More

New News About SDBU

“Kingdom-seekers teach another’s truth.  They sow God’s seed, not their own ideas.  Different farmers may have different ways of sowing, but the seed is vital.  So the kingdom-seeker is not preoccupied with style or method, but with communicating God’s truth.  And Jesus has already modeled ... Read More

2020 SDB Pastors Conference — The Summit

Save the dates!  This update about our Annual SDB Pastors Conference is provided by the Director of Pastoral Services, Rev. John Pethtel.  I am personally looking forward to the opportunity to soak in the content of this event, and especially eager to experience the encouragement ... Read More

Taking the Stairs in 2020

“Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check.  But that is not what I have found.  I have found that it is the small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.  Simple acts of kindness ... Read More

Looking for a Bible Reading Plan for 2020?

As we approach this end of 2019, it is right for us to start to consider what we will do in 2020.  It’s never to early to plan ahead to make a good start to the new year! Today, if you’re considering making reading more ... Read More

Thank-filled Chipmunks

Our backyard chipmunk, Freddie, sometimes has simply heard enough.  I think that his expression is sometimes how we react after Thanksgiving.  We unfortunately move past the focus on thankfulness and gratitude for a mindless return to the daily grind of life.  How full are you ... Read More

Running the Middle of a Marathon

In 2001, Martin Franklin placed fifth in the New York City Marathon—at least for a while.  Mr. Franklin was at the start of the race with the rest of the runners when the gun went off.  Then he proudly crossed the finish line with an ... Read More

Stepping Forward with SDBU

  “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh   These preeminent words spoken through the voice of Winnie-the-Pooh in children’s literature are a good fit ... Read More