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thoughts on Martin Luther King Day

When I was a little girl, I learned about racism and prejudice. I heard about slavery and Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Movement, and I was deeply reassured to know that those awful times were in our nation’s past. … Continue reading

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thoughts on Stewardship and Privilege

Stewardship.  It’s a word that I have only ever heard used in churches– but it’s an important word, and a good one, so I’m sticking with it. I have a pretty good handle on what stewardship means– that the resources … Continue reading

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thoughts on Shark Attacks

Yesterday morning, I was chatting with a colleague.  After a few minutes of small talk, she inquired, “May I ask about your arm?” I was born with one arm, I explained, so I have lived my whole life as an … Continue reading

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thoughts on Tables

This sermon was preached 7-19-2015 at Trinity Lutheran in Tipton, IA. It is based on Psalm 23.   The 23rd Psalm is familiar to most of us, I imagine.  You’ve heard it in hospital rooms, Sunday School classes, and funeral … Continue reading

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thoughts on pedicures and Mother Emanuel

A few weeks ago, I got a pedicure. Hardly an event that I expected would impact my world. A few days ago, nine people were murdered when a man opened fire at their church. An event that, God willing, cannot … Continue reading

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thoughts on Raising a Son

My son is six months old.  He is, in my completely unbiased opinion, a perfect little baby.  He smiles and coos and rolls over and puts anything he can reach into his mouth.  Delightful. All of my son’s playmates are … Continue reading

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thoughts on the Law

This sermon was originally preached on 3/8/2015, based on Exodus 20:1-17 and Psalm 19. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be acceptable to you, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Have you … Continue reading

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