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Good Friday is a Good Time for Lament

Posted on 18. Apr, 2014 by .

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O Lord, God of my salvation, when, at night, I cry out in your presence, let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry. -Psalm 88: 1-2 There are times in life when all one can do is to cry out. Those times when the broken reality of our world comes crashing in. […]

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We should seek our daily food, clothing & all we need ...as long as we do so without detracting from our love & duty toward our neighbor.

What Did Luther Say About Loving Our Neighbor?

Posted on 09. Apr, 2014 by .

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“It is not forbidden but rather commanded that by the sweat of our brow we should seek our daily food, clothing, and all we need and avoid destruction whenever we can, as long as we do so without detracting from our love and duty toward our neighbor.” -Martin Luther In Martin Luther’s time, society’s affliction, […]

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A Prayer for Those Affected by Typhoon Haiyan

Posted on 08. Nov, 2013 by .

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[UPDATED] On Friday, November 8 Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines with sustained winds of nearly 150 miles per hour. It is the strongest typhoon in the world this year, and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land. Local officials estimate loss of life could reach 10,000 people, and it is estimated that up to […]

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A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

Posted on 13. Feb, 2013 by .

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Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Precious Lord, Our world is a wilderness of dust and ash. The flames of poverty consume. Deserts engulf forests and grasslands. Drought, famine and food shortages blow through an ever more hopeless world. Yet amid the ashes and dust, we know that you are […]

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It’s Easy to Take Clean Water for Granted

Posted on 31. Jan, 2013 by .

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Guest post from Rev. Naomi Sease Carriker, pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. I woke up this morning to deal with a rare problem in southeast Pennsylvania: our town issued an advisory about low chlorine levels, urging us to boil our water. Posted on our water company’s website were ominous instructions: “DO […]

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You know you are a Lutheran when... even if you knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, you would still plant your apple tree.

You Know You Are a Lutheran When…

Posted on 14. Jan, 2013 by .

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“You know you are a Lutheran when… even if you knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, you would still plant your apple tree.” I ran across this image on the Lutheran Memes Facebook page this morning, and think it’s a wonderfully hope-filled statement, and appropriate for Lutheran World Relief. LWR’s work to […]

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school destroyed by Typhoon Bopha

To Clasp the Hands in Prayer…

Posted on 08. Jan, 2013 by .

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“To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.” – Karl Barth The photo that accompanies this quote displays the disorder of our natural world. Typhoon Bopha swept through the island of Mindanao in the Philippines in the early morning hours of December 4. This school […]

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