The Power of Words

I’m reading books, but just not quite in the mood to write reviews. Sorry! But for today’s post, I link you to a humorous example of the power of words!

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Keating Essays

I’m happy to announce another Lutheran new release! (I’m a little late, to be honest, since I hoped to include a review right away. Alas, I haven’t managed it just quite yet.) You’ll be interested to learn that prolific Lutheran author Ray Keating shares an expansive collection of Keating essays in Behind Enemy Lines: Conservative Communiques from Left-Wing New York.

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Sigh

An Internet outage for most of yesterday kept me off my blog, so I’ve got nothing but excuses for you today. Oh, and an even deeper longing for the weekend!

Wishing you all peace, health, and the Lord’s Supper.

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Lutheran Library

I have a great thing to tell you about today! LutheranLibrary.org. A Lutheran gentlemen set Lutheran Library up “to make available solid and encouraging material to strengthen believers in Christ.”

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Here I Write: Canceled

If you registered then you’ve heard. The Lutheran writers’ conference, Here I Write, has been canceled. Sad but true. BUT if you’re on Facebook you can head over to Katie Schuermann’s Facebook page Thursday, May 7th at 7:30 PM CST to hear her live, chatting about “things of a writerly nature.” 

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Gathered Again

Would you be interested in a hymn to celebrate the church gathered again? Because I wrote one and my dear friend, Chris Schelp, wrote music for it. 🙂 It’s called “Come, Gathered Again.”

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The Twenty-Third Transversed

Today’s post is inspired and fundamentally relies on the Twenty Third Psalm. This poem is an application and transversed wording in free verse for recent circumstances. (Transversed* means situated across something.) It’s a little less based on sheep & shepherd, but I hope it will comfort you with the Word of God applied to life and these days. 🙂 Let me know what you think.

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The Plague

It’s been ages since I read Camus’ The Plague. (I think I had a Camus stage around the end of my college years.), but as soon as “pandemic” reemerged in common parlance I teased my dad that that title would become all the rage once more.

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The Hundredfold

I got a new book from my dad. 🙂 He has good reading suggestions! You can read his post about The Hundredfold here or read my brief description below.

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Another Hymn Competition

We don’t have much time to dilly dally on this one, but there is another hymn competition for those of you interested in poetry and hymnody. 🙂 This one is by the Hymn Society. An announcement for it is online here

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