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Ill Winds A-blowin’

October 22, 2019

When I was a boy, and something bad happened, my mom would always say, “Remember, there isn’t an ill wind that doesn’t blow some good.” ...

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Spiritual Check-Up

October 15, 2019

There are many ways to check the spiritual health of a congregation, including attendance at worship, participation in congregational eve...

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Get Away!

October 8, 2019

“I got to get away!” I know you’ve heard it. You probably even said it a time or two. We all need time away from the everyday routine of ...

Time to read: 3 minutes

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You won't read this...

October 1, 2019

So, I guess I can write anything, right? Unicorns are real. I can dunk a basketball. I met a leprechaun last August. No - get it together...

Time to read: 4 minutes

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Why Lutherans [should] Love NASCAR

September 24, 2019

Whether you’re already a diehard NASCAR fan who never misses a race or you can’t understand why anyone would want to watch cars drive in ...

Time to read: 2 minutes

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The Layette

September 16, 2019

Let’s get something straight right off the bat…I do not sew! Tried it once and learned you must baste BEFORE you sew. Got no time for tha...

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Food Time

September 10, 2019

5:00am “Wha…??? Oh, it’s just Shadow.” (The cat. She jumped up on me.) 5:05am Cat walks across my chest. 5:07am Cat climbs on ...

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Why Study the Old Testament?

September 3, 2019

On Sunday, September 8, we are launching a four-month study into the Old Testament called CBE: Community Bible Experience. Each week, we w...

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That Time Again

August 27, 2019

It’s that time of year again! It’s the start of a new school year! I love this time because we’re getting back to routine and saying good...

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The ELCA Votes to be the First Sanctuary Denomination

August 19, 2019

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America declares itself a sanctuary church body; and to request the ELCA Church Council, in consultati...

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Leadership Lessons from Acts 28

August 12, 2019

As summer flies by, I’ve been thinking about leadership. The Lutheran understanding is that every baptized person is a leader, part of “t...

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Holding On While Letting Go

August 6, 2019

My father is never one to offer unsolicited advice. Growing up in his house, you learned quickly that his parental style was to let us fa...

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God Likes Gyros

July 30, 2019

I’m convinced that God would love to sit down and have a conversation over a good gyro platter, or plate of pot roast, or blackened salmo...

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Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

July 23, 2019

About two decades ago, a book was published under this name. The concept was taken from a popular TV show that ran from 1957-1961, called...

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The Best Place on Earth

July 16, 2019

There’s something about camp! Maybe it’s the smell; a cross between fresh air, mildew, nature and dirty socks. Maybe it’s the constant so...

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