Monthly Archives: October 2016

Churchly Metaphors

Are you ready to think about churchly metaphors? I’ve been able to talk with several bright, theologically sound people about them lately, and I think you’ll enjoy an awesome distinction I was given. For the sake of clarity, we’ll briefly discuss the Good Shepherd and God as shepherd imagery.

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A Merciful Servant of the Cross

Sometimes I feared I was half out of my mind. I was bulging with my first child and I don’t experience pregnancy easily. I was busy on my deaconess internship, where I helped a half dozen people at four locations or more. I knew I wanted to write, but I could hardly grab the opportunities I heard of—I was never sure I had the time, energy, patience or skill. But I went for it and wrote in a mindful effort to be a merciful servant of the cross.

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In My Father’s Footsteps

Ladies and gentlemen, a new release has come to my attention. LCMS Pastor and founder of True Men Ministries, Rev. Ed Blonski, has released In My Father’s Footsteps: Devotions from True Men Ministries (Volume 1).

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Wiping Tears

The image of God wiping tears is a powerful one. Still, too often I fear we are lacking in imagination. Is He only wiping superficial tears? Off an otherwise perfect face?

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Festschrift for Glenn Merritt

Looking for free essays delving into a Lutheran theological understanding of mercy? A new book has just been released as a Festschrift for Rev. Glenn Merritt, and copies are free for the asking!

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Almost a Relief

The other day we took our smallest to a specialist and what we learned was almost a relief. Of course you want your child to be free of impediments, but its also almost a relief to recognize the truth and take it from there.

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Firetruck

Describing the process of backing a u-haul or trainer into a driveway is awkward at best. Just like doing it. But the other day I saw a firetruck returning to its station. Two guys hopped out, each to one side, presumably to help with traffic, blind spots, and making it inside. Awkward? No. It was a thing of beauty! Smooth and precise with a priceless professional quality!

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Garden of Eden II

Garden of Eden II. A clarifying thought occurred to me about how I can imagine the Garden of Eden in perfection. Basically, it tentatively incorporates some later verses wherein God uses nature as an object lesson.

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Dictionaries

A friendly kindly sent me a few books for my homeschooled students and me. I thought I’d share them with you, in case these dictionaries tickle your fancy as much as they do mine. They are The Scholastic Rhyming Dictionary and Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms, Phrases, Sayings & Expressions.

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Me, Myself, and I

CPH has a new release I am excited about. Rev. Dr. Michael Lockwood has written a book, The Unholy Trinity: Martin Luther against the Idol of Me, Myself, and I. Coming from a full-time pastor and doctoral scholar, this is sure to suit those of both studious and curious interest. May it be a great tool and gift of the church!

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