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A life of service (to date, that is) »

I am finding myself at a crossroad.  I do not know what the future has in store for me, but I trust that God has a plan and it will be revealed to me at the proper time.Why do I find myself at a crossroad?  It’s because this is my final year of service to

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What? Us stressed? »

Interesting that at a time when my eyes are rolling around in my head, National Public Radio presents a week-long series on stress. NPR’s research found that about 1 in 4 Americans had “a great deal of stress” in the previous month.

To say the least.

You see, Women of the ELCA staff are in

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Amazing grace »

I need to confess. As a struggling saint and expert sinner, there are times when the sins I have committed come to mind; thoughts or dreams of some distant memory, or some broken relationship, or unkind words spoken in haste and they will weigh heavy on my

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Gratitude for Women of the ELCA »

As I anticipate the upcoming Women of the ELCA Triennial Convention and Gathering, I think of all the blessings this organization has bestowed upon me.

This organization and its executive director have continually reminded me where to find answers to most of my questions and, I daresay, your questions as well. It is the

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Getting curious on Facebook »

My Facebook feed was all abuzz after the Supreme Court issued its ruling last Monday in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. I was actually pleased to see the range of opinions expressed by friends. At least on Facebook, I don’t surround myself only with like-minded people.

Not surprisingly, I

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Moxie and hutzpah! »

While on a family road trip last month, we drove a bit on the National Road, the first major improved highway in the United States. Construction began in Cumberland, Maryland, and it would connect the Potomac and Ohio Rivers and became a gateway to the West for thousands of settlers. In time the road was

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Reflections on conceal and carry »

It is now legal to carry concealed firearms in Illinois.  On April 2 the Chicago Tribune reported that the Illinois State Police announced the previous day that they had denied concealed carry licenses to 327 applicants due to inadequate training from a firearms instructor. I appreciate the fact that there are standards.

Back in April I

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Generations »

Have you noticed how often you see or hear something about “generations?” We have been working with of many generations, our Ninth Triennial Gathering theme, straight from Isaiah 58: 12. One thing I do know is this: the picture Isaiah paints of many generations is not at all how American culture views generations.

This culture

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