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How Can I Help?

How Can I Help? God’s Calling for Kids hardcover is on sale on cph.org right now for $5.99. Hard to beat that! And isn’t now a great time to encourage our youngers to help? There are some other books on sale, too, so be sure to check them out. Also, since I’m self-promoting today, I’ll also link to my other books.

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Unscathed

Ladies & gentlemen, I’m here. Unscathed. Just behind on my blogging. 🙂

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Another Facebook Group–For Poetry

I am so frustrated to be spending Holy Week at home, but I may just drown my sorrows in poetry. I’ve already mentioned my idea of collecting Lutheran pandemic poetry, possibly even putting it into an ebook—no physical delivery required—and now I’ve created another Facebook group: Lutheran Pandemic Poetry.

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A few more personal words

I am really, really thankful I got to talk with my sister last night. She lives in Australia and I miss her, of course, but I am so glad that her area is handling the situation so well. 

We talked about all sorts of things, including how we seem to be even busier than normal even though we’ve canceled appointments, stopped leaving the house, etc. We talked about what it’s like when the ones who cook stop doing the grocery shopping, and how thankful we are for our husbands, who are as faithful and understanding as can be. 🙂 And how chickens are going for nearly $85 Australian because people want eggs so much!

Anyway, I know this isn’t the most writer-y of posts. I just wanted to stop for a second—pause, really—to give thanks for what we still have.

I doubt it’s a coincidence that God’s decided some home-time is in order, as well as more family time (at least for those who can), more meals at home, some reevaluation of priorities, perhaps, etc.

And—this is petty. Am I allowed to be petty with you?—but maybe we’ll even be more modest coming out of this! I foresee fewer bikinis this summer, that’s for sure! It sure is tempting to comfort eat!

Though I’d far rather be able to receive God’s gifts at church, at least we still have so much good we can be thankful for. Thanks be to God!

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Mini-Public Service Announcement

My public service announcement for today: Find all those books you’ve borrowed from your friends, family, and congregational library. READ THEM! 🙂 Then put them in their own pile for the moment when you can finally return them.

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St. Patrick’s Confession

How did I not know about St. Patrick’s Confession?! Why isn’t this required reading in Lutheran schools and Sunday schools?! I strongly encourage you to read it. Twice. Once as a Christian, hearing from a brother in the past. (He lived around 386 AD to 461 AD.) Then read it again as a Christian writer, who could tremble to pen God’s truth yet hope to in service toward others. Outstanding. It’s online here.

I suspect this is yet another example of how a confession may be of man but it is of God also. 

And now I’ll get back to my reading it. 🙂

Stay safe! Christ’s peace be yours!

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Yeast

I went to the store yesterday to get yeast. I think some therapeutic baking is in my future and I don’t want it all to be brownies and cookies. 🙂 So, while honestly I’d love to lose myself in a book for about three weeks right now, I’m going to encourage you to do something besides hide. Something that can give you a little lift.

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New Children’s Hymnal

Ladies and gentlemen, have you heard that Concordia Publishing House has put together a new hymnal for children, One and All Rejoice? It comes out this summer. But whether you have children or not, I want to show you one of the neatest things I’ve ever come across!

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Literature Lists

I’m putting together some literature lists for LutheranHomeschool.com. Anyone want to look them over for me? I’m aiming for “appropriate for Lutheran high schoolers.” 

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Pastor Bedtime

Photo by Brian C from FreeImages

I love puns. I can’t help it. Well, Aaron Nielsen, on Facebook posted a funny one with an idea attached and I can’t help but like them both: a title & idea for a new children’s bedtime Bible show, “Pastor Bedtime!” Ha ha ha haaaa

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