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Working, Pierced, Healing Hands
By Karis Thompson, Strategist for Community Development, Redeemer Center for Life, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Community Liaison, City of Fargo Public Art Master Planning Process, Fargo, North Dakota; Member, Wheat Ridge Board of Directors
A week ago, at one of our three annual Wheat Ridge Ministries board meetings, we reflected on Wheat Ridge’s genesis as a tuberculosis sanitarium in 1905, learned about the partnerships engendered by our current mission...
The Next Day
By Rev. Keith Perry, Hospice Chaplain
A sign of spring … Major League baseball teams have reported to spring training. Opening day for the 2016 season is just around the corner. But, my goodness, their season sure is a long one. I can’t quite imagine going through more than a month of spring training games, a 162-game regular season, and then more games in the post season, if the team advances that far. Along the way, there are wins and losses, sometimes strung...
By Kim Marxhausen,
Director of Child and Family Ministry, Faith Lutheran Church and School, Lincoln NE
For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the...
By Margaret Hinchey, Englewood, CO
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal…” Matthew 6:19 NRSV
It’s the first week of Lent 2016. It’s a time for confession and a focus on our sins. And I have a confession to make. I have over 20 coffee mugs in my kitchen cupboard and three boxes stored in the basement (and I don’t drink coffee!). I also have about 30 pairs of...
By Bishop Wayne Miller, Metropolitan Chicago Synod, ELCA, Wheat Ridge Ministries Board Member
“Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though He was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited…” Philippians 2:5-6
Last fall, I took my very first sabbatical leave. The goal of this time was as simple to describe as it was challenging to achieve. I was seeking “restoration of soul.” Near the beginning...