faith in community

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I'm a Lutheran pastor writing about daily life, ministry, faith, my dog: everything that matters

Located: Richfield, Minnesota
Tags: faith, church, dogs, ministry, stories

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Saint Audrey and Father Greg on Feb 3, 2012 in daily life, ministry, saintsI got a phone call from the hospital yesterday, telling about a parish member who has begun receiving hospice visits.   "She would like you to come and visit her," was the gist of the message.  So I called her and made an appointment t...



The Privilege of Being a Pastor on Jan 31, 2012 in evangelism, listening, ministryI know one of the big perks of being a pastor is getting to speak.  I have the privilege of speaking God's word on Sunday, and in many small interactions throughout the week.  I have the privilege of speaking and reminding people of God's m...



The Weak in Faith on Jan 25, 2012 in Reading the Bible, faithI had this experience a few years ago, so I don't remember exactly how it happened.It was after a funeral.  I was sitting with a couple who were visiting our congregation, but it turned out they had connections with my husband's church, so we be...



Children of the Bible on Jan 13, 2012 in Samuel, Bible, children, ministryWhen I was 9 or 10 years old, my grandma Gummeson gave me a book called "Children of the Bible."  I didn't have a lot of books that weren't from the library, so this one was pretty fascinating to me.It featured art pictures of children from the...



My Problem on Jan 7, 2012 in spanish, personal goals, bookstores, prayer, music, knitting, listsWhen I start thinking about it, there are several things I would really like to do:1.  Learn to play the recorder that I bought several years ago in Tucson.  It's a really pretty wooden soprano recorder.  It is not the most expensive,...



Christian Bookstores on Jan 6, 2012 in bookstores, Christian bookstores, faithSo one of my favorite small independent bookstores is going out of business.  It's a small-town bookstore, and I thought they had a lovely ambience and a great selection of different genres of books.  In the back was a children's book secti...