Monthly Archives: August 2019

Hymns for Small Lutheran Hands

Want to hear something awesome? There are now five books of simplified Lutheran hymns—basically melody spread into both hands—arranged by Maggie Casey and posted free for all here. Who’s a fan of Hymns for Small Lutheran Hands? This girl!!! My eleven-year old was just playing some yesterday and it was exactly what this stressed out momma needed to hear!

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Sorry

Sorry, everybody. I mis-scheduled again. <Headdesk> My scheduling skills have been sadly lacking this week and I’m in a funk about it.

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Here I Write!!!

It’s official! A Lutheran Writers’ Conference! Dates to save! An honest to goodness location because it is actually finally happening! “Here I Write,” here I come!

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A Martyr’s Faith in a Faithless World

Yay! It’s a release day for what promises to be a fabulous book! A Martyr’s Faith in a Faithless World by Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller can now hit your shelf!

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I can’t seem to finish . . .

I can’t seem to finish. I have articles I want to write on sort of family/ educational/ cultural stuff, and even projects on the very verge of completion! But, again, I can’t seem to finish. YET . . . 

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Frustrated with Reality?

Sometimes I get frustrated with reality.

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Multilayered Unity

I haven’t shared an idea for a while so here goes: While American society devolves in its education while eschewing cultural exchange & interaction, why not explore how Christianity offers multilayered unity? If I were to do it, and I certainly don’t have the time right now, I’d aim for a novel aimed at middle schoolers and older. I’d make it dystopian. While education revolves around ideas that are not allowed to interact with actual life, Christianity is underground, subversive in its emphases that what we believe does affect everything else in our life. 

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Dear Lord, there is a lot of work to do. It can be so pressing! But thank You for doing all that truly needs to be done. Thank You for this world and these people around us. Thank You for every opportunity to do good. Thank You for loving us even despite ourselves because of Your Son. Help us to recognize which opportunities are truly ours and which are better filled by others. Help us also to recognize anew Your gifts and Your blessings every day. Through Jesus Christ Your Son, amen.

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Raabe Hymn Text Competition

If you are interested in writing Lutheran hymnody, you have got to check out this Raabe Hymn Text Competition!

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Kurt Weber

I learned about something delightful that I get to share about. 🙂 It falls more under Lutheran resource than Lutheran authors, though maybe I can argue that composing is writing, too! For your pleasure: Hymns That I Love: Solo Piano arrangements of Confessional Hymnscomposed and arranged by Kurt Weber.

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