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The Faithful Among the Faithless

The book of Judges is not a popular book read from the pulpit or at home. It's a book of betrayal, faithlessness, idolatry, sin, and pain. It's a dark time for the Israelites. They are not far removed from Egypt where their ancestors were enslaved to Pharaoh, witnessed the miracles of the plagues and the red sea, the scribing of the commandments, bread from Heaven in the desert, and conquered cities...

WHY I DON'T SAY AMEN WHEN I PRAY

Etiquette and tradition mean very little to me. Just because it’s ‘always’ been done a certain way doesn’t mean it should be done that way. Just because ‘they’ are doing it doesn’t mean that I should. I guess you could say I’m a rebel. I’m NOT about...

Abundantly Blessed

We as children of God have been abundantly blessed by His grace and presence in our lives. It’s hard to see though. As Christians we get so caught up in what we are to do, how we are to live and how others perceive us...

Does God Think I'm Good?

If you would have asked me this a couple years ago my answer would have been a resounding yes. I would have had a complete list of reasons why I was good in God’s eyes. My resume would have been full of...

The Beauty in the Mundane

 go about my days cheaply as they have become mundane and monotonous. What purpose do dishes and clothes, little hands and bills have in the greater story at play? Mundane has set in as life becomes routine, predictable and deprived of any special meaning...

The Gospel According to a Teacher

I live in a world of little hands and little minds. I'm an elementary teacher. It is definitely one of the hardest and most rewarding jobs that has taught me so much. I’m going to tell you about two very different days in the life of a teacher....

Why I Gave Up Perfection For Lent

I grew up in a Lutheran Church.  A blue eyed little girl excited to sing loud the Hymns, to listen to the stories and to prove my worth and goodness. Every year, I looked forward to the time of Lent with longing anticipation. It was a time every year where I felt purposeful. A time that...

7 Prayers For Your Husband

Prayer is a powerful tool. It is the way we communicate with our Heavenly Father. It’s where we plead for our longings, cry out because of our sorrows and enter into open dialogue with the one who controls all things.

Morality Doesn't Save

My church story began long before I was born. It has a lineage of Lutherans, tied together by blood, mother to daughter. I was born into that history; a lifetime of hymns and pews, Gospel readings and acolytes. Shortly after my birth, I officially became

Christians Are Not Good People

I’m sick of Christians being portrayed as good people. I’m sick of people being shocked when Christians “mess up.” What version of the Bible are people reading? What Jesus are they following?