Monthly Archives: July 2010

After children

My mother was a wise woman in many ways.  She told me when I had my first child that children are only with you for a few years.  So, she said, you have to maintain your relationship with your spouse, … Continue reading

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Nana’s Cross Revisited

Even though we  are about to leave on a trip, we had our six year old grandson for the day since he was on vacation from school.  As I often do when I have desk work I got out some … Continue reading

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Grandmother of the Lord

Today is St. Anne’s Day.  St. Anne was the mother of Mary and so was the grandmother of Jesus.  She has been an important image for me for several years. I had seen the picture of the Virgin and Child … Continue reading

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Mellowing Agents

Anyone who listens to Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor has heard the “commercials” from the Ketchup Advisory Board urging people to make sure to get enough ketchup with natural mellowing agents.  I think I need more ketchup.  (The only problem … Continue reading

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Nana’s Cross

About three years ago I started wearing a cross.  It was part of a decision I made to proclaim my Christianity and be more upfront about my faith.  I chose to wear a St. Brigid’s cross because I do a … Continue reading

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Bullfrogs and Butterflies

When my daughter was in second grade she was in a body cast for 6 weeks.  We had to find things to entertain her while she was somewhat immobilized.  One of the things we got for her was a stack … Continue reading

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Baptism (part 3—children)

I love a baptism. I promise this will be my last blog on baptism for a while.  But how could I leave out the other category; children young enough to not have to declare their faith in front of the … Continue reading

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Baptism (part 2—adult)

I love a baptism. My husband was raised unchurched—very unchurched.  Because of this he wasn’t baptized.  His parents felt he should have a chance to decide for himself about religion when he became an adult.  The difficulty with this is … Continue reading

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Baptism (part 1–infant)

I Love a Baptism. Yesterday there was an infant baptism at LCH.  It got me to thinking again about baptism and the effect it has on the community.  So I looked up infant baptism in Luther’s Large Catechism.  Let me … Continue reading

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The Narnia Books

When I was 13 (50 years ago!) I discovered the Narnia children’s books by C. S. Lewis.  I devoured them and fiercely declared that if only Christianity were like that I wouldn’t be rebelling against the church.  Only years later … Continue reading

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