Monthly Archives: April 2019

Another Samson reference

There is just nothing like Maundy Thursday service. Our congregation begins with corporate confession and individual absolution, and it is absolutely a gift from God in every way. And, there is nothing like the Chief Service on Good Friday! Nothing at all. <blissful sigh> Today, I’ll share with you another Samson reference, keeping things Christocentric, humbling, and marveling.

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Wellness

I’ve been back in the throes of writing poetry, so you’ll pardon me if I keep things a bit short and extra even-keeled over here. 🙂 Back in February, I posted a piece on church worker wellness resources. Well, I hadn’t gotten to say that there was an LCMS project to provide online devotions for church workers on areas of vocational, relational, financial, and emotional wellness.

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A Riddle

Ok, writers. To be in tip top shape, it’s good to use your brain. 🙂 There. Now the post pertains to a main purpose of this blog. Really, though, I want to tell you a riddle!!

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Ironies of Holy Week

We had a lovely Palm Sunday service. The children sang. Palms were waved. The Supper was served. But again it strikes me: the ironies of Holy Week.

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Passion Book

Hi! I’m back and I’m sure happy about it. 🙂 But let me tell you, it sure is nice to remember that I’m first and foremost a multitasking mom/writer rather than a blogger. I’m in a MUCH better position with my other projects, and now my head is back in the game for blogging and my usual other stuff, too. In today’s post, I get to share with you another wonderful free Lutheran resource. Rev. Andrew Richard (who has also shared a great assortment of resources, including a thirty-day devotional book on marriage) has put together a Passion Book available here.

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Breaking a little longer

Hang with me, guys. I’m not leaving the blog for good—I promise! I even have ideas sketched out to blog daily (M-F) once I’m back. 

But it sure looks like I let things get piled up. And, I have a few bigger projects I want to work up. 

I hope I’m not leaving you hanging or that this hiatus is bad timing. I’m still rooting for you, Lutheran authors in general, and Lutheran content!! But a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do.

More to the point, however, I think everything in my life will run a little smoother if I can go ahead and wrap some stuff up. But time can’t come from nowhere.

Signing off for probably another few days or a week at the most. 🙂

(At least this isn’t an existential crisis!)

Affectionately,

Mary

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Shadow among Sheaves

As of today, Lutheran author Naomi Stephens is one of my latest additions to my living Lutheran author list! Which means today is release day for her phenomenal debut, Shadow among SheavesI review it below.

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