Lutheran Witness: November 2009

For many of us, the past 18 months have been a roller coaster ride. We’ve lost jobs, our home values and retirement funds have tanked, and the immediate prospects for a brighter future often seem dimmed by yet another glum round of “expert” pronouncements.

Yet, as our authors this month remind us, we have much to be thankful for, not only in the temporal sense—from the perspective of the rest of the world, we are blessed beyond measure even in these difficult times— but also in the spiritual sense, for we have been redeemed by Christ, sanctified by the Holy Spirit, and counted as our heavenly Father’s own dear children.

  • From the President: Orphans, Widows, and Giving Thanks
  • From the Editor: To the Reader


  • On Contentment— William Utech
  • 1001 Orphans —Kim Plummer Krull
  • Operation Barnabas — Sandy Wood
  • ‘Listen to Him!’ — Terry Forke


  • Lifeline
  • Letters
  • Notices
  • Q & A
  • Family Counselor
  • Shedding Some Light
  • Searching Scripture
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