- News Releases
- Starting Smart Workshops
- Living Well Days for Professional Church Workers
- Seeds of Hope Award Events
- President’s Circle Retreats
- Health Clinic Convening – June 2012
- 2013 LCMS Convention Morning Walks
- Grantee Feature Stories
Rick’s Reflections – Can’t We Just Talk Nice?
Thank goodness the 2012 election season is coming to an end. Watching the news or listening to the radio has become an exercise in frustration. It’s not just the endless string of political commercials, debates and “expert” commentators....
Rick’s Reflections – Charity, Philanthropy, Justice and Mercy
One of the gatherings I look forward to each year is the annual meeting of the Lutheran Grant Makers Network. This is a convening of executives from Lutheran foundations who work hard to support efforts that impact the lives of people...
Rick’s Reflections – I Read in the News Today …
In last month’s “Rick’s Reflections,” I commented on the epidemic of violence in our country – gun violence, in particular. Shortly after making those comments, I came upon an interesting Associated Press article. The headline...
Rick’s Reflections – Senseless Violence – Endless Hope
As I write this, I’m still trying to comprehend the recent terrifying news out of Aurora, Colorado, about the gunman who killed 12 people and wounded another 58 in a movie theatre. What is it that compels a person to cause such harm to...
Rick’s Reflections – How Time Flies … For Some
A recurring theme in the conversations I have with friends and colleagues is how quickly time seems to fly by. Summer is here already. For those of us who live in climates with significant seasonal change, summer is a time when we wish the clock...