Ok. It’s time to admit that I don’t particularly care for getting too innovative with punctuation. I’m joyfully Lutheran and there is joy in being fully Lutheran. Joy:fully Lutheran? Ok. I get it. But rather than linger too long on punctuation, that lovely clarifier of so much, I’ll jump to reviewing Why Am I Joy:Fully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther’s Small Catechism instead. 🙂
Tag Archives: devotions
Many warm and heartfelt congratulations to Marie MacPherson on two brand new arrivals! Both were labors of love involving plenty of labor! She’s just had a wonderful baby boy, Teddy, and she’s just released her second book, Meditations on the Vocation of Motherhood, Volume 1: Old Testament!
This post is particularly for LCMS church workers or their families about a project that may be able to help us all, rostered or otherwise. 🙂 Heidi Goehmann is helping to put together a collection of 30 free devotions to help church worker wellness within the LCMS. There will be a synod church worker wellness site offering them as free PDFs and then everyone can benefit! The premise is worker-to-worker, hence the restriction on who writes for it.
Remember the free marriage booklet I mentioned before Easter? The one Rev. Richard put together as a free downloadable resource for the church? Christ and the Church: a thirty-day devotion concerning the Holy Estate of Marriage particularly addressing those whom God has placed into it is now available! Yay!
Writing is a funny business. It can be so intense, yet involve so much waiting! Imagine my delight, then, when I received an image of the approved cover for a project that only recently passed doctrinal review! Yay!
LWML asked me to write Dear Mother: Devotions for New Mothers, and it looks like its making steady progress, entirely out of my hands.
Out of my hands: just the way I like it!
Ok, some times.
I’ll tell you more when it becomes available, but basically it’s a short, pocket devotional with little letters offering some Titus 2 comfort. The kind of thing you can pick up from an LWML gift table and share with new mothers in your congregation or other circles.
Happy writing, happy waiting, and happy waiting some more! And, I wish you those happy moments when you realize projects are making progress even out of sight.
I recently ran across an article with a nugget so profound that I’m still thinking about it. And, it happens to be written by a very sweet, endearing woman: Carolyn Brinkley, an LCMS deaconess who devotes much of her time to helping Lutheran military and chaplains overseas have much needed Lutheran resources.