Ah, my friends, I have had a whirlwind of a summer! Most recently I was able to go on a sister trip to my hometown, Cedarburg, and it was just so wonderful! Now I’m back and eager to get back to work. I can’t promise posts everyday because a) I have a writing project I’ve been meaning to finish for forever now and b) I’m reading Kirstin Lavrensdatter and can hardly look up from it. Still, tomorrow is a double-release day, so please be sure to check out both posts tomorrow. 🙂
My summer isn’t over, though my sister and her family will leave soon from a wonderful almost three-monthly-long visit. Still, my face is turning toward the start of school, much to my children’s chagrin. Ha ha haa. I bet getting back into a schedule will be good for us all.
I love reading Rachel Kovaciny‘s books, and I’m happy to announce that another one is well underway, My Rock and My Refuge. In fact, it has progressed to the point that there are now pieces of commissioned-and-completed character art commissioned! Check ’em out!
(No idea why this failed to post 7/19 so I rescheduled it for today.) I ran across a blog called Failing Pastor that I’m sharing today. I don’t know who is behind it, or even whether he is Lutheran or not, but my heart really goes out to him and, frankly, to all who have borne heavy burdens in the Office of the Holy Ministry.
So today can we say an extra prayer for our pastors and for all pastors, and, yep, even those who were pastors?
I’m someone pretty thrilled that my children are growing up. Still, sometimes it’s hard. Like when I want to order this Wooden Baptism Candle but I know my kids wouldn’t appreciate it anymore! <Sniff, sniff>
Next week I’m off to my annual deaconess conference! Yay! Ned & the “Grandma-Campers” will stay in town, but I’ll be off for rest & vocational stimulation! There, I’ve been asked to facilitate one of our rest breakout periods. Though I’ve put together a list & writing prompts already, any suggestions for poetry for the Concordia Deaconess Conference? 😀
Mary Jackquelyn Moerbe (rhymes with Furby) is an LCMS deaconess, writer, speaker, and homeschooler. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Letters, a combination of history, literature, language, and philosophy, and a BA in music. Her master of arts degree is in theology with deaconess certification from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. She and her husband, Rev. Ned A. Moerbe, have six children and live in Oklahoma.
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