Call me Mary. (Moerbe rhymes with Furby.) I am a Lutheran (Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod). I trained as a deaconess—a theologically-trained mercy worker and educator—and I love theology applied to everyday life. My “areas” are theology of the cross, children and worship, and vocation, particularly family vocation (which is helpful since I’m at home homeschooling six young ‘uns!). I love to write, have several books published, and occasionally speak. My pastor-husband Ned, six kiddos, and I live in Oklahoma.
Here’s me before six children, posed by a seminary photographer, ha ha:
My Two Soapboxes
First, I firmly believe that writers can, and should, support each other, because we’re not really in competition with each other. If you’re writing, it’s one more book I can read and one less book I need to write! As Christians we can support each other, and, as Lutherans, we can rejoice that a little more of the Lutheran treasure trove is shared!
Second, writing can be so much more than self-gratification. It can be a true, loving, and faithful service that benefits neighbors, from family and friends to faraway fellows. It hones the mind, strengthens communication, and by its nature pays homage to Him who crafts and gave language to us in the first place. Even better, as one who believes in the Word of God as a means of grace, it can be shaped and reflective of the very Word-made-Flesh, Jesus Christ.
About the Blog & Website
The purpose of this blog is to encourage Lutherans to write. And, if I can help by suggesting exercises, thoughts, articles, or needs, even better! I would love for this website to become a forum for like-minded people, unified in the risen- and Real Presence of Christ, especially regarding the woes and wonders of writing.
I also love free resources and getting needs connected with help already available. So please be sure to check out my non-blog pages, too!
Now, whether you want to publish or not, your writing may be a gift to one of the neighbors God has placed in your life. It may nestle really well into your vocations!! So, why not give it a try and see what can happen? And, maybe I can encourage you along the way.
Generally I’m happy to announce new releases by Lutheran authors. I also accept guest posts and interviews. If you’re a Lutheran author, you can even just introduce yourself and your work on my blog. Just contact me and attach your proposed post.
Have I mentioned that a belief in original sin, to me, implies no perfect writers and no necessary judgment on blogging or commenting typos, misspellings, grammatical errors, etc.? 😉
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