Author Archives: Anna


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We are human. We are all part of families. But more importantly we are Christians and we are all children of God. Recently we celebrated the Baptism of our Lord, and we are called to remember our own baptism and what it means for us today.  “Children of God, you have been sealed by the Holy Spirit and marked with… Read more »

Strength of Faith

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Sermon given at CTS Lutheran Church 6/12/16 based on the Gospel reading Luke 7:36-8:3  [editor’s note:  this sermon was written and presented by Anna.] It’s no secret that women in the Bible are mistreated. Many are unnamed and thought of as property. They belong to either their father or their husband. Even today, we hear news stories about mistreated, abused,… Read more »

My Faith Journey Part 2

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This year I decided I really wanted to go back to my confirmation retreats although I have been confirmed for about 2 years now. It was a great decision. The weekend was fun and a great change of pace. Although I enjoyed and looked forward to going on the retreats when in the program there was still some element of having to… Read more »

TEY @ Gettysburg

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A whole week of deep discussions and of lots of play time, of time to breath and making new friends. In the midst of what is turning out to be a very long and fairly tiring summer, this one week in Gettysburg was just what I needed. Along with 17 other pretty cool Lutheran teenagers and some amazing adults, I… Read more »

Generation Z

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but it isn’t due to not knowing what to write. I’ve written many posts…in my head. I’m going to start with writing about Generation Z. I’ve seen a lot of articles pop up on my Facebook page about my generation. We are either the doomed generation or we are the generation that’s going to… Read more »

Behind the Misfit

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English class this year has continued to be awesome and provide many creative opportunities. For this assignment, we were asked to take one of the short stories that we read in class and write what was essentially a prequel by creating one prior significant event in a character’s life that explained their characterization. My story came from Flannery O’ Conner’s A Good Man… Read more »

NYC Showcase

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Yesterday was so much fun! It was the Humanities Showcase for our New York documentaries that we made from our New York trip back in the fall. Each NYC group created a main documentary with a professional interview, a history documentary, and a lower Manhattan documentary, and a midtown documentary. For both the lower and midtown projects we were given… Read more »

This I Believe…

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Here it is. My final confirmation homework assignment from my last confirmation retreat. Its been a long 3 years at times, but they have all been good and fruitful. In this assignment we had to create a single Belief statement after looking at the Apostle’s Creed. It was kind of challenging to narrow down to just one and even still… Read more »