Author: Jonathan Wiggins

Six Months From Now

By the time you read this, if Jesus hasn’t returned, we will be less than six months out from the 2024 U.S. Presidential election. I can almost hear the collective groan and dismay at the thought of six months more of political advertising, conversations, and arguments. However, this is a very critical time in the life of our nation…
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2024 District Conference

The 2024 Rocky Mountain District Conference was held April 8 – 10 at First Alliance Church in Billings, MT.  A great time of prayer, encouragement, and inspiration was had by those who attended the gathering.  Guest speakers Rev. Phil Stombaugh, Rev. Ken Simon, Rev. Joel Van Hoogen, Dr. Rob Douglas, and Dr. Shawn Kennedy spoke…
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The God Of All Comfort

This past Friday, Good Friday as it is called, a very important person in my life went to be with the Lord. Ray was in his late 40s (maybe early 50s) when Lori and I started in full-time ministry in 1984. He and his wife, Helen, were extremely gracious, kind, and generous to us as we…
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The Eyes of the Lord

“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.” (2 Chronicles 16:9) Since God in His essence is Spirit (note John 4:24) and is…
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Recapturing the Heart of Jesus

Recapturing the Heart of Jesus is the theme of our 2024 District Conference, to be held at First Alliance Church in Billings, MT, April 8-10. The RMD family will gather for prayer, ministry from the Word, and the biennial business matters of the district. While the meetings are required for all official workers, I believe you will…
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The Year of Spin

2024.  Doesn’t saying that just sound unusual?   For some, there may be dread associated with this coming year — you guessed it — another political season!  The U.S. Presidential election will be Tuesday, November 5th — and the two weeks following as one friend of mine said recently!  My guess is we’re going to experience a lot of spin!  Things…
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The Road You’re On

Eighty years ago this New Year’s Eve, Henry Deutschendorf Jr was born in Roswell, NM. His dad, Henry Deutshcndorf Sr, was a military man so young Henry lived in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arizona California, and Texas before Henry Jr. grew up and moved to Colorado. Young Henry began using his middle name and changed his…
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

For Lori and I, November is the month with a number of birthdays.  Lori’s late father and her youngest brother have the same date of birth in November.  Lori has two cousins that have a birthday in November and I have one whose birthday is in November.  Finally, our two daughter’s oldest children were each…
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Thankfulness

Ha!  I know it is October, and yet I am writing a column entitled Thankfulness!  Shouldn’t that wait till November, when we actually celebrate Thanksgiving???  Well, actually, we can be thankful anytime, can’t we?  I have been reading through the Psalms lately and this past weekend the words of a Psalm I have read over many, many times,…
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Transition

Recently I saw a headline that came from a U.S. Department of Labor report that said the average man in America will hold 12.7 jobs in his lifetime.  The average woman will have about 12.1.  Diving into the report a bit, you find things like the statistics drawn from later-era baby boomers born from 1957-1964.…
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