Monthly Archives: April 2018

Summer Reading Challenge(s)

The more I think, the more I overthink. So, as promised here: my first proposal for Mary J Moerbe Summer Reading Challenge(s). (Starting places to find Lutheran authors: a list of living Lutheran authors and a list of Lutheran publishing houses.)

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Lutheran Reading

I have a plan! Monday I hope to post a Lutheran reading challenge! It won’t be all academic either.

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New Mothers

I seemed to be thinking in long circles these days, coming back around to thoughts I’ve had before and just maybe are good for me to have again. 🙂 That’s something, at least. I’m also hurrying to finish up my last book on a local January-through-April library challenge. The book? Called to Defend: An Apologetics Handbook for Middle School StudentsI hope to review it next week. Meanwhile today I’ll mention a Mother’s Day devotional of my own, Dear Mother: Devotions for New Mothers.

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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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