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Baptism

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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 »

The Spirit: she moves in mysterious ways.

For quite a while lately, church has failed to move me.  I have been going through the motions, hoping that something might eventually speak to me, to inspire me, to challenge me, to … something.  As I move to reclaim my life now that it no longer is a slave to a killer commute, I have made the decision to be more involved… 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 »

The “Original” Top Ten List

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It has been a while since I’ve posted anything.  I’ve wanted to.  I’ve had ideas.  I just haven’t found the time (when I wasn’t entirely exhausted) to actually do so.   I spent this morning cleaning out my email inbox (got it down from 2500 entries with 350 unread to only 50 and none unread.)  Along the way, I came… 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 »

A Hero’s(?) Journey

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 A few weekends ago, our whole family attended one of my daughter’s confirmation retreats.  The theme of the weekend was “Sacraments and Sacramentals”.  The context in which these topics were discussed was the “Hero’s Journey” monomyth pattern identified by Joseph Campbell. At the end of the weekend, we were given the assignment to “write an essay discussing our faith journey” with… Read more »