Monthly Archives: July 2015

Bread of Life

Nothing is better than the smell and taste of bread, hot out of the oven. Think for a minute about your favorite bread…crusty French bread, buttered lefse, fresh banana bread, chewy sour dough, warm tortilla, or a healthy whole grain. … Continue reading

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When my mother entertained she always worried about having enough food. We would spend days preparing, often making way more than needed. I grew up learning that having enough food is an important part of hospitality. Maybe that is why … Continue reading

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Five Minutes of Peace

In the children’s book Five Minutes’ Peace, Mrs. Large longs for a few minutes of quiet from her busy children. She sneaks into the bathtub for a short rest from the chaos of the day. Minutes later her 3 children … Continue reading

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Not Your Child’s Bible Story

The Gospel of Mark has a Bible story that we NEVER tell in Sunday school. The story has all the intrigue, treachery, and drama of a reality TV show.  Tucked in between Jesus sending out the disciples and their return … Continue reading

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Sent Out

In less than two weeks, these Good Shepherd youth will take off for the National Youth Gathering in Detroit, MI. They will meet up with 30,000 other Lutheran youth to worship, serve, and learn. Many of you have shared memories … Continue reading

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