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A prayer for the church

Congregations: Consider using these words in the Prayer of the Church on or before July 14, as you pray together for the Synod convention (July 20–25).

From whom I learned it

My parents have lived in the same house since they got married in 1984. I have my passport number memorized. But where it counts, I am their spitting image.

Mocking the bully Death

In the end, no matter how hard you work to avoid it, death towers over you and remorselessly says, “I win. I always do.” And what are you to say?

What about the Holy Spirit?

Great blessings come to us when we fully embrace a Lutheran understanding of who the Spirit is, how He works and where He can be found.

In defense of Mother’s Day

We should take a little time to bless the mothers in our congregations, to thank them, pray for them, encourage them and support them.

Jesus Christ alone

Jesus was crucified, and He hung on the cross until death — alone. He understands loneliness. He understands sadness. He understands suffering.

A Holy Week identity crisis

If we truly examine our words and actions, we are forced to admit that we have sometimes echoed Peter’s words: “I know not the man!”

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