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About burtschwab

I currently live in Iowa, USA. My goals are to simply live life as a journey and embrace each day. I am married to a wife with similar passions and that makes me a blessed man.

Spiders and alien virus


My honey-do list is starting to resemble a full length novel. I just have to remind myself of Ecclesiastes 10:18 Because of laziness the building decays, and through idleness of hands the house leaks. Continue reading

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Work in progress


Often times we judge people based on how much work is needed in their lives. We have no idea if they are in the pre-construction phase or if they are a work in progress. Continue reading

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Change of plans


When we first moved to Iowa it was my intention to shut down this blog site as a part of a new life. We moved here with the expectation of replacing a retiring Pastor of a small church. Long story … Continue reading

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As you go…


“Go and make disciples” means as you go, make disciples. Continue reading

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Intercessory Prayer Revisited


I have preached on this subject before. This sermon was delivered at New Life Community Church in Charles City, Iowa on May 20, 2018. I hope you are blessed by listening to it. Rev. Burt Schwab

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Because the Lord is my shepherd…


This sermon was preached at New Life Community Church in Charles City, Iowa on May 6, 2018   Rev. Burt Schwab

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What happened…?


I am not sure of what the local church will look like in 30 years from now. there is an overwhelming need for the local churches to get out of the box they put themselves in. Continue reading

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Walking the Talk Part 4


Men are created with the need to be respected. This is how they feel valued. Women are created with the need to feel loved. When a woman knows she is loved she will feel valued.
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Walking the Talk Part 3 – Work life


I asked a well-respected manager at my place of employment his opinion about the difficulty of finding quality workers. Let me summarize his response; He pointed right at me and said the lack of qualified workers is your fault… And … Continue reading

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Walking the Talk series Part 2


The most private part of anyone’s life is their thoughts and yet God even sees those.

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