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God Will Make a Way
By Margaret Rickers Hinchey, Englewood, CO
After another tragic week in Colorado, it is time to share a happy story – a story of a miracle which is part of the movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado, the next suburb east of our home. We have all said that we have had “too much” this summer with the tragic fires near Ft. Collins and in Colorado Springs. And now the shootings at our neighborhood movie theater! Most of you have probably heard about...
Finding Your ABU!Rev. Ted Moeller, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Vancouver, WA
Fortunately, I knew what my daughter was talking about when she shouted those words as we were on our way to school. An ex-boyfriend of hers had remarked how common those three letters were on the new Washington license plates. Sure enough, the Toyota ahead of us had them; so did a Dodge minivan in the left-hand turn lane. We saw another one, a Lexus, a few minutes later;...
The Heavens Declare God’s Glory!
By Sharolyn Sander, Teacher Emeritus, Trinity Lutheran Church and School, Roselle, Illinois
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1
Picture the cloudless blue sky of a summer day. You can’t determine where it begins, and there is definitely no end in sight. It brings to mind the words and melody, “On a Clear Day, You Can See Forever,” (Burton Layne, 1965)....
A Prayer While Shaving
By Ted Schroeder
Bad day yesterday, Lord.
Scolded too much.
Shouted too much …
How does that happen?
What must the neighbors think?
Worse – what must my wife think?
Even worse – what must my kids think?
I meant to do better.
Forgive me, Lord.
One more time, for...
By Rev. Keith Perry, Hospice and Hospital Chaplain
We hear a lot about how God tests our faith. Unexpected events or circumstances come along and end up testing our faith to what feels like the max. Most of us have gone through such times, at least to some degree. No matter what, though, tests of our faith can strengthen us spiritually, yet at the same time can be very difficult to cope with.
Examples of this abound. Recently, my wife experienced the loss of her...