Category Archives: Healing

Hope and Healing

I attended the ELCA youth ministry extravaganza this week. Each January children, youth, and family leaders gather to learn, worship, and support each other. This year 1000 of us gathered in Houston, TX to prepare us for the summer youth … Continue reading

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Cluttered Brain

Our brains take in so much information that we automatically sort everything we learn into basic 3 categories—like, dislike, and ignore. The vast majority of what we see and hear—97% is ignored. Does your brain really need to remember what … Continue reading

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Are you a rule follower or breaker? Except for pushing the speed limit a bit, I’m definitely a rule follower. Curfews. Keep Out signs. Even breaking grammar rules is a challenge for me. It wasn’t until I had a little … Continue reading

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This week Holocaust survivor and peace advocate Elie Wiesel died. After surviving Nazi prison camp Auschwitz, he spent the rest of his life as a voice for remembering the atrocities and promoting the human dignity of all. One of his … Continue reading

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Stay Strong

What a crazy and mixed up world we live in. Even as we prepare to thank God for all our blessings this Thanksgiving, our hearts are breaking because of the pain and suffering in the world–bombs and terror in France, … 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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In Need of Heaing

Headlines for this week’s Gospel Mark 5:21-43: * In need of healing, a father cries to Jesus for help for his dying daughter. * In need of healing a woman suffering from years of hemorrhage reaches out to touch Jesus. … Continue reading

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Lifted Up

Last weekend Tara and I went to Detroit to check out the city for this summer’s national youth gathering.  We attended the ELCA Youth Ministry Extravaganza along with over a thousand others who are passionate about youth, faith, and God’s … Continue reading

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