Monthly Archives: October 2011

Step by step…

The Jordan River was at flood stage. Fast moving water and dangerous undercurrents prevented an easy crossing. The people of Israel stood on the East side of the River, and the Promised Land awaited them on the West. God told … Continue reading

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Give us this day…

Give us this day our daily bread is a prayer for vocation. God doesn’t snap His fingers and put bread on my table. Instead He works through the farmer, miller, baker, and grocer to feed me. I wonder if there … Continue reading

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Trust and Tomatoes…

Sometimes God asks us to trust in Him before we can see Him act. Giving is a prime example. The entire picture of the biblical idea of generous giving is summed up in the words, “first fruits giving.” The idea … Continue reading

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Lessons from Pre-school Bible Time…

A four year old taught me an important lesson on my relationship with God today. We were acting out the account of Noah and the ark by doing wild animal noises and rain drop finger movements like all the kids … Continue reading

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Face to Face with God…

A friend e-mailed this question:  In Exodus 24 -9 -11 it says Moses & 70 elders went up and saw the God of Israel. Then in 33-20 God tells Moses  “for no one may see me and live”. So the … Continue reading

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God’s role in Nobel Peace…

One of the greatest gifts that Lutherans can share with the world is a deep understanding of the doctrine of ‘vocation.’  This is the belief that God provides and cares for people through the work of every day people.  I … Continue reading

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Balancing Old and New…

We’re headed to the oldest fair in the country today in Topsfield, MA!  It’s going to be a great day with lots of good food, sights and smells…gotta love those cows!  I’m always amazed at how a thing like the … Continue reading

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