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Good Friday 2017

“What language shall I borrow
To thank Thee, dearest Friend,
For this Thy dying sorrow,
Thy pity without end?
O make me Thine forever!
And should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never,
Outlive my love for Thee.” 

“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded,” stanza 8
by Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676

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Friendly Reminder

Here’s a friendly reminder to check out the growing list of Living Lutheran Authors and Lutheran resources!

Holy Week is almost upon us!!! Also, remember to offer feedback before Easter if you’ve had time to go through the thirty-day devotional regarding marriage.

I may or may not post during Holy Week, just so you know.

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Ruth Chinery and “Out of the Woods”

Let’s talk about something perfectly charming: a Lutheran eighth grader has published her first book! Out of the Woods looks like a charming read about an eleven year old who runs into the woods with her twin brother and gets lost. According to the back of the book, Ruth Chinery completed her first draft in fifth grade and now, five drafts and three years later, it’s published. Way to go! I may be a stranger, but I am so proud of your tenacity! That’s the way to do it: get it down, spend the time and energy, and then hold that book in your hands!

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Commemoration of St. Ambrose

Today is the commemoration of Ambrose, whose writing remains on our lips. Thank you, Lord, for Ambrose and for all who have served you with words and hymnody.

Commemoration of St. Ambrose of Milan, Pastor and Hymn writer, +397

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Writer to Writer: Some Friendly Advice

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Free Bible Study for Hope and Healing

The LCMS has just published a free Bible study for victims of sexual abuse! Here’s the link.

And, I have a crazy idea: let’s continue to make free resources for those who have suffered sexually and those affected by domestic violence, too!! There are some good Lutheran bloggers out there who tackle some of the issues and concerns, so feel free to list those as comments.

(It’s super stormy here in tornado alley as I write this, so I’d better shut off the computer and pack a good ol’ storm bag! I’ll add more if I can find time to.) Happy writing!

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Sometimes when you’re giving thanks for little things—like a nice long sleep after good company—you get a day behind on your blog. But, boy, do I have more ideas and content for the days to come! 🙂

Happy writing!

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My Little ABC Liturgy Book

I’m so close with the last session of the Bible study. I have the content, but I’m not pleased with the writing yet. So, today’s post will talk about Rev. Gaven Mize’s new book, My Little ABC Liturgy Book!

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GoodRead Giveaways

I’ve found a few Lutheran GoodRead giveaways for you:

Jack Kilcrease has 10 advance copies of his newest book, Martin Luther in His Own Words: Essential Writings of the Reformation(Amazon description here.) Giveaway ends April 10, 2017.

Tyrel Bramwell has 5 copies of The Gift and the Defender (Lumen Legends #1). (Amazon description here.) Giveaway ends April 16, 2017.

Happy reading and writing!

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Passing along a poem

Angie Wagner of She Finds Truth has a poem featured in Fathom Mag. Find a quiet moment and check it out here. Good job, Angie! Beautiful.

 

 

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