Righteous Anger

“Then [Jesus] entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling things there; and he said, ‘it is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers.” (Luke 19:45-46) I wouldn’t normally pick the story of Jesus overturning the money changing tables in the Temple for a devotional reflection. But I think it’s important to remember that Jesus had emotions just like the rest of us. And one of those emotions was anger.

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Online Small Group Discussion: “50 Years of Ordained Women”

2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Ordination of Women in the Lutheran Church in our country. What led up to this momentous change in the church?How did the Spirit move from "what would prevent us?" to"why we must"?What have been the struggles and the joys of women's leadership within our Lutheran expression of Christianity?Come and explore these questions and bring your own questions and observations in this 5-session series beginning on: Wednesday June 3 continuing through July 1 at 7:00pm on Zoom.…

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God’s Plan

The Gospel reading this past Sunday included one of my favorite verses from the Bible, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” Jesus says in John 10:10.  I love this reminder that God wants the best for me and for everyone. God’s plan for us are lives that are lived to the fullest with all that Jesus came to give us—love, peace, hope and joy. Another favorite verse of mine comes from Jeremiah 29:11 “For surely I know the…

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Touched by Grace

“Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with [the other disciples] when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.’ A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the…

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Clothed in Christ

“What are you wearing right now?” That was the first line of a story I heard on the radio last week in an interview with a fashion editor of a major newspaper in our country. With many people now working from home as they shelter in place during this pandemic, a lot of folks are staying in their pajamas all day long. Yet maybe that’s not always the best thing, was the gist of the story. The first week staying at home it was…

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