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A Parable…

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There once was a family of children who lived well in community. Though children, their ages varied greatly. Though family, their backgrounds were diverse. And while they lived well together, it is not to say that life was always smooth sailing. Life was a shared adventure in work, learning, worship, play, and service. Bumps along the journey were handled and… 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 »

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 »

A Faith Journey with a Late Start

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I’m pretty sure I had a very late start on my faith journey compared to others of my generation.  I know I was baptized in the Catholic Church, I’m sure as an infant as I’ve been told it was important to my father.  That was pretty much the extent of church for me as a child.  I remember my maternal Grandmother sometimes… Read more »