Category Archives: Faith

Christianity. Spirituality. The cosmos.

What really matters

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I’m in a rather somber mood today.  I’ve just come home from a visitation for a 27 year old woman who was killed in a car accident caused by icy roads.    Even though we live in a digital world, hundreds of people were waiting 2 hours plus to personally greet Amy’s family and offer their condolences.   So, let’s… Read more »

I’m confused

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Today I’m asking for help.  Specifically I’m asking for help from my friends who are deeply religious.  Most of you will be Christians, but I’m quoting from the Old Testament, a book also revered by Jews and Muslims, so please feel free to comment if you are of either of those beliefs as well.  Yes, I know I’m leaving some… Read more »

The Age of ?

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Lately I’ve been struggling with the fact that my parents (pictured at left a couple years ago at their 40th anniversary party) are aging. They both turned 65 this month, and while they are mostly in good health the cold hard fact remains that more of their lives are behind them than ahead of them at this point.  Yes, of… Read more »

Christian, Not Crazy

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I am a member of one of the most misunderstood groups on the planet right now. I am a Christian. In spite of what you may have read about us lately let me be clear- I am NOT in favor of shooting doctors who perform abortions, protesting at military funerals or boycotting Lady Gaga. I did NOT believe the world… Read more »

Keep the Faith

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I was reminded yesterday of the power of faith and was humbled by it all at the same time.I have a friend who has been through a jaw-dropping amount of sadness in the past five years. First, her husband of 16 years went to the ER with what everyone thought was a kidney stone but turned out to be cancer…. Read more »

What Does This Mean?

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If you were raised Lutheran (as I was) you heard and read this question many times as a teenager- it’s a staple of Luther’s Small Catechism. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in Confirmation class. But I am a member of a local LCMS church and I do try to attend services a couple times a month. Tonight… Read more »

What day of Christmas is it anyway?

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Believe it or not, today (December 26th) is actually the FIRST day of Christmas. Yes really. And in case you were wondering, the 12th day of Christmas is January 6, Epiphany, which marks the celebration of the Magi visit to the baby Jesus. Why do I mention this? To gripe about a Christmas pet peeve that’s bugged me for year… Read more »

Keeping the Faith

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I spent all day yesterday at an old-fashioned church festival that is put on every year by the church much of my family attends and that I attended as a child. The music for this festival provided by a band. Many decades ago this church had an actual organized band but what we call “the band” these days can best… Read more »