Monthly Archives: May 2013

Faith = Trust

Don’t talk to strangers. Don’t believe everything people say to you, especially if they are selling you something. Don’t trust politicians. If you want it done right, do it yourself …. Reads like a charter for good living, eh? Advice … Continue reading

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On the journey – Now

This final, inner circle is the purview of the Holy Spirit. Always centering us in the moment, the Holy Spirit brings us to the awareness that God is not just something of historical inquiry, and not just some program for … Continue reading

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On the journey – How

This is the tricky one. Especially for us goal-oriented, success-hungry, ambitious types. For us who, almost compulsively, dive into our work. For those of us who first ask when a new idea is presented: “How will this work?” And so … Continue reading

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On the journey – Wow

A family came back to have their second baby baptized. The older brother was about four and he got very serious through the whole thing. In fact, he cried in the car all the way home, even after having the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday!

The birthday of the Church on the Day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came to the disciples gathered together in one place (Acts 2)

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Together, now!

When we feel, however, that in our lives we are neither on a vacation nor able to fulfill our vocation, what then? Perhaps we are at a loss for words. Perhaps we are so dis-spirited and dejected that we feel … Continue reading

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To be Lutheran, to be ‘both-and’

What is our vocation? Professor Mary Jane Haemig at Luther Seminary in Minneapolis/St Paul describes it this way: Our vocation was born in us when we were created by God. When we were born, we received our vocation to care … Continue reading

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