Category Archives: Resource

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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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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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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Free beginner hymns

I’m still on break, but this is too good not to share. A blogger and her 9-year-old daughter has started taking Lutherans hymns and arranging them as free beginner hymns for budding pianists! And, I do mean beginner! Her post here, announcing her intent to share such a supremely awesome resource for FREE, already has the first hymn selection, I Know that My Redeemer Lives! Right on time for Easter!

I particularly adore this selection because, to me, it’s a funeral hymn. It continues to comfort me about those this world has lost, and I think it’s excellent theology put into a child’s mouth. 🙂

Woo hoo! Free Lutheran resource for piano!!!

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Life Lessons

There are life lessons I prefer to learn by reading. I’m very thankful for much that I have read. On the other hand, I wish I could find a few books so I could better understand situations like chronic illness and sudden drastic diagnoses. Not because I need to learn how to react, show sympathy, or support, but . . . what I sometimes need to grapple with is the ongoing situation. That that which is mundane can also be extraordinary-yet-hidden.

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Starck’s Motherhood Prayers

You know how I love free stuff, especially when they are Lutheran resources!!! Emmanuel Press has recently announced that Starck’s Motherhood Prayers for All Occasions is now available as a free download on their website!

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Small Project

I’m confused by the blogging business. I keep hearing the advice, “Build your audience by giving away books! Just write something up!” But, do I want to be a blogger or a writer? A writer. I want to be a writer and encourage you on the side (no offense). But, just maybe, I’ve had an idea that can do both: encourage you and be a small project I could write to give away.

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A Defense Against Evolution

Guess what: Another Lutheran book has been released! It’s A Defense Against Evolution by Rev. Lincoln Winter, whom you may know from his catechetical website, Teach These Things, or his blog, Musings of a Country Parson. The topic, of course, is a very relevant one.

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More Lent Resources for 2018

Lent is not a season of only Law. Lent is a time of both Law and Gospel. So, if you have already failed a Lenten discipline, I have good news for you. Jesus became Man, taking on our very flesh, to live the life we can’t and to die the death we have earned. To God, you are still wet with the waters of holy Baptism and you drip with the righteousness that only our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ came give–or earn. In fact, the Holy Spirit grants you flowing rivers of living water. And, guess what? There are more Lent resources for 2018 to help immerse you in the gifts God has already given you.

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Law & Gospel for Writers, Part III Written

Welcome again to our series on Law & Gospel for Writers (See Part I and Part II). Today we’re going to stray just a little. After distinctions about the Law, we’re going to look at a distinction of sorts about the Gospel. Don’t worry: we’ll look at what is written in Scripture. Though, please, correct me if I’m wrong! 🙂 Continue reading

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