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Surviving life's storms

I remember as a child reading the “Song of Hiawatha” by Henry Wadsworth Longf... — Updated 9/23/2022 Full story


Restoring a friendship

Dr. Rick Koole LifePointe Church In every church I’ve been a part of, there... — Updated 8/24/2022 Full story

 By Dr. Rick Koole    News

Controlling your anger

Tempers are no laughing matter. We’ve all seen the long-term damage that can be... — Updated 3/17/2022 Full story


Gold, glory, and girls

Years ago, I spoke at a men’s conference where my speech was titled “Gold,... — Updated 1/13/2022

 By Dr. Rick Koole    Opinion


Having just celebrated the Fourth of July, let's pause to remember there was a... — Updated 7/10/2021 Full story


A salute to Dads

Shortly after the Ethiopian Civil War ended in 1991, I flew into Addis Ababa to... — Updated 6/9/2021


A salute to Mom

One of the highlights of the month of May is the celebration of Mother’s Day,... — Updated 5/5/2021


Ponder the miracles of Easter

Easter is one of the reasons April is such a joyful time of the year. It is a... — Updated 4/1/2021


Why we suffer

Let me take a few minutes to share a brief answer to the question of why a... — Updated 3/3/2021


'Train Up a Child'

One of the best-known promises in the Bible is given to parents: "Train a child... — Updated 2/4/2021


A time for gratitude

We have so much to be thankful for, including the fact that 2020 is now in the... — Updated 1/6/2021


How to prevent Christmas burnout

To be honest with you, for most people, 2020 will be a year they would just as... — Updated 12/9/2020


Unexpected opportunities

The COVID-19 shutdown left so many people in despair. It impacted businesses in... — Updated 11/4/2020

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We are a nation of thieves

In many ways, America is a nation of thieves. Everyone knows about shoplifters.... — Updated 10/2/2020

 By Dr. Rick Koole    News

Dealing with anger

It seems as if everyone is angry these days. Whether it is those who are rioting... — Updated 9/4/2020 Full story

 By Dr. Rick Koole    News

Who can you trust?

A number of years ago, on the way to work I would drive past a church that liked... — Updated 8/6/2020 Full story

 By Dr. Rick Koole    News

Why we celebrate Independence Day

As the 4th of July approaches each year, I like to pause and remember all of the... — Updated 7/2/2020 Full story

 By Dr. Rick Koole    News

Advice for fathers for Father's Day

Mrs. John B. Dodd of Washington State, who first proposed the idea of a... — Updated 6/18/2020

 By Dr. Rick Koole    News

Celebrate Grandmother's Day

Just a quick reminder that this Sunday is “Mother’s Day,” a day that should... — Updated 5/14/2020 Full story


The Story of Easter

Robert J. Morgan recalls the momentous day when England received the news of... — Updated 4/15/2020

 By Dr. Rick Koole    News

Fix a critical spirit

It seems like everyone is a critic these days, and we’ve all faced painful... — Updated 3/4/2020 Full story


There's no time to waste

Well, here we go again…another new year. The start of each new year brings a... — Updated 1/2/2020 Full story

 By Dr. Rick Koole    News

A baby changes everything

LifePointe Church The news on everyone’s mind 210 years ago was Napoleon and... — Updated 12/6/2019


Does God hear your prayers?

Do you ever wonder whether or not God really hears your prayers? Are you wasting... — Updated 10/30/2019


Honoring Our First Responders

What were you doing when you first heard about the 9/11 attack on the Twin... — Updated 10/30/2019


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