Author Archive: Lynn W

Sanitizers and Sanity

I heard a ‘good news’ story from a Family of Christ family, Dave and Jennifer Tepley and their son Chad.  Apparently, Chad’s good friend, Dan Oskey, runs the Tattersall Distillery which has begun mass-producing hand sanitizer.  Normally Tattersall, in Northeast Minneapolis, distills a variety of high-end spirits and liqueurs, and they run a popular cocktail room.  But […]

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Grief & Gratitude

Well, earlier this week, I felt like I was finally getting a handle on this whole social distancing thing.  I had finally found a fairly good rhythm and flow to my new reality of living in this time of Covid-19.  After Governor Walz gave his shelter at home order, which officially begins tonight of course, […]

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To the Church of God

A few Wednesday nights ago, when we had last gathered for Wednesday Night activities, I had the opportunity to teach the large group lesson to the confirmation students grades 6-8. The topic: Paul’s Major Letters. We began with a fun large group activity (yes, we actually did build and throw paper airplanes in the   sanctuary) […]

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Family of Christ Cancels All Activities and Worship

Beloved friends and members of Family of Christ, At the heart of our mission and ministry is the care and concern we offer for each other and for our neighbors. After much prayerful and careful consultation with staff and elected lay leaders, we have decided to cancel our Sunday and Wednesday worship services along with all […]

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Dave Eubank and the Iraqi General

A group of men in our church recently went to see the Christian movie, “Free Burma Rangers.”  It was only out in theaters for a couple of days, and now has gone straight to video.  I happened to read about the movie, and so had sent out an invite to interested guys at FoC, and […]

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Family of Christ Presents “Cinderella”

Well – as hard as it is to believe, we are just two weeks away from Opening Night for this year’s all-church musical production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella!   It always amazes me to see the flow of these weeks leading up to Performance Weekend. The church buzzes with creative energy, both on Sundays […]

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The Lengthening Days of Lent

Isn’t it wonderful how our late afternoons are getting brighter and lighter these days?  It may be too soon to dare say out loud that a hint of spring is in the air, but I trust it soon will be.  Spiritually, one of the telltale signs of that hint of spring is that Lent is […]

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Manna & Mercy

This last week, a group of us continued our dynamic conversation around the book Manna and Mercy.  Manna in the book is defined as provisions (food and resources) given by God to be used for daily life. There is always enough, but not too much, so people do not need to hoard and are to […]

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Keep on the Sunny Side of Life

Paul Huttner on MPR’s “All Things Considered” recently made the startling claim that January 2020 was the cloudiest month that we Minnesotans have endured…ever!  Or at least as long as they’ve measured such things.  It was grey and cloudy and fairly dreary a whopping 72% of the time last month.  When February arrived and brought […]

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The Culture of Hurry

Be Still and know that I am God  Psalm 46:10 The culture of hurry The alarm goes off, we press snooze one time too many times and find ourselves hurrying and scurrying around to get the coffee made, the kids up, something somewhat nutritious into their bellies and out the door. You sigh with relief […]

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