Monthly Archives: November 2011

Neebraska-Brenham Hay Lift

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the budget deficit and the poor

Now that the budget super committee has failed, the Budget Control Act now calls for $1.5 trillion in budget cuts over the next 10 years. At the same time, 46.2 million Americans are unemployed; 17.1 million are underemployed. 1 in … Continue reading

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Church, Government and Advocacy

Augsburg Confession Article XVI: Of Civil Affairs. Of Civil Affairs they teach that lawful civil ordinances are good works of God, and that it is right for Christians to bear civil office, to sit as judges, to judge matters by … Continue reading

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Quiet Place

Come away with me to a lonely place… Mark 6:31 This time of year I’m mindful of our brothers and sisters in Christ at Living Word, Katy, who have just returned from visiting dear friends at Iglesia Luterana Luz Divina, … Continue reading

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Preaching about giving

Giving is an incredible barometer of our spiritual health. Spiritually healthy people are generous people. Giving is an indicator of our priorities, what we worship, our gods. Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” We … Continue reading

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12-04-11 is Advent 2B

This Sunday the gospel reading consists of the first eight verses of the Gospel of Mark. Here you have it: The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2As it is written in the prophet … Continue reading

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Giving thanks for people with a heart

Today was a touching day. Our air conditioning went out. I called the AC guy. We’ve used Jack Gordon and Sons for over ten years. Here’s why. In 2001 Felix Lamar lay dying. It was a dark and stormy night in … Continue reading

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