Monthly Archives: April 2018

Office Pull

Maybe one of you can help me out. I’ve been thinking about Martin Luther saying that the office of marriage itself has something of a power, like a draw toward good. A person might look at a wedding ring and remember he or she should be faithful. That sort of thing. What I wonder is whether there is a parallel in parenting. On one hand, I believe a child naturally elicits love. Can the love be rejected? Yes. But I think parenthood likewise inspires love, even if that love can be rejected. Can you think of any quotes or thoughts about such a vocational office pull?

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Stephenie Hovland

Are you familiar with Lutheran author and teacher Stephenie Hovland? She’s written three CPH Arch Books and easily another seven other children’s books. She also writes devotions for adults.

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I am Jesus’ Little Lamb

Kloria Publishing has just released its latest hymn board book! You know the song, and now you can have it illustrated by Kelly Klages! Presenting I am Jesus’ Little Lamb!

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Keep an eye out

I’ve learned about a bunch of upcoming book releases that caught my attention. Here are titles and authors to help you keep an eye out for release dates, and, as always, at least adding them to Amazon wishlists, etc. 🙂

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Greetings and Salutations

Do you ever write especially religious letters? If so, do you place Bible verses at the beginning and end? If so, what verses? Do you think some verses are best left for pastors?

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Rachel Kovaciny

Here’s another new-to-me Lutheran author: Rachel Kovaciny!

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Promise

Today’s post is a quote (insufficiently referenced) that popped out at me on Facebook regarding promise by G. K. Chesterton.

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Mothering Many

It so happens that I have six children. That doesn’t mean I always fall into the philosophical stereotypes people may have of large families. I’m not into parenting philosophies at all: the size of my family simply reflects the number of children God has given me. I parent as I am able, by the grace and mercy of God, and I ask for quite a bit of forgiveness. Other than that, I mostly seek encouragement. I like to hear about parents who are not tired of their children and teenagers who are not angst-fiends. I like baby pictures! And, social camaraderie, digital or community, is pretty nice, too. With that in mind, today I offer a review of Mothering Many: Sanity-Saving Strategies from Moms of Four or More, edited by Lutheran author Marie MacPherson of Into Your Hands, LLC.

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FYI

Just so you know, I have no idea why some of my links work but appear crossed out, as though disfunctioning or broken. That is, I suspect Amazon doesn’t intend for me to link to search pages, but made it possible.

I’m open to suggestions to fix it, and I’m sorry it’s so unprofessional in appearances. But, if I can tease a little, to me the best way to fix that would be for all the Lutheran authors out there to create free author pages on Author Central! 🙂 You can find a link on just about any Amazon page. I love Author Central and see no possible cons to the program.

I’ll eventually address the problem further, but I’m not sure when. Meanwhile, hopefully it isn’t too annoying, and, apparently go ahead and try links even if they are crossed out! They may still work! Who knew?

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Rebecca Lemke

Folks, tell me about more Lutheran authors for my living Lutheran author list, because I am so excited by who I am finding! Today’s post is about Rebecca Lemke, another LCMS writer here in Oklahoma!

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