Drought tolerant faith

Drought-tolerant faith

In my fear and worry I was missing the really big picture.

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Marching for earths future

Marching for earth’s future

My hope is that the climate-change march marks a beginning.

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Saying yes while living no

Saying ‘yes’ while living ‘no’

Perhaps we found that walking the way of Christ was too hard.

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The toll of Ebola in Liberia

The toll of Ebola in Liberia

Along with the deaths come fear, isolation and corruption.

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Its just not fair

‘It’s just not fair!’

Fair or not, God’s grace comes simply because we desperately need it.

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Hildegard’s legacy lives on

Hildegard’s legacy lives on

She is an inspiration from a time when women had few rights.

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Healthcare for Tanzanian babies

Healthcare for Tanzanian babies

Despite the challenges, the care for sick children is improving.

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Food drive benefits pantries

A food drive benefits pantries

On “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, 15 congregations took part.

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Blogs

Posts by ELCA members offering a variety of viewpoints and opinions.

Dying congregations

Dying congregations

We had to experience a net increase of our membership by 10 percent yearly or we ought to be planning for our demise. That seemed overwhelming. Although we knew membership was declining, we never thought we were dying.

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A special baptism

A special baptism

This past Sunday was different. Ruth Ann and I together baptized our daughter’s triplets. These were not our first baptisms as pastors, nor the first that we had done together, but it was special to baptize our grandchildren!

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Thoughts on internship

Thoughts on internship

I've discussed before on this blog the wisdom that I received, that pastoral care can easily be defined as "hanging out with people, during the good, the bad, and the ordinary."

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Love in a glovebox

Love in a glovebox

So the project is touching a couple of bases: blessing the poor, reinforcing our value of compassion in my daughters and granddaughter, and even letting the neighborhood know, if subtly, what kind of household we are.

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