Author Archive: Lynn W

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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Monty Python

Back in the 70’s, my siblings and I started hearing some buzz in our schools about a new show that ran at 10:30 on Sunday nights on the Public TV station.  Some of my friends said it was hilarious.  So I told my Dad about it and though the show came on after my typical […]

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The Wombat

I write today in praise of the lowly wombat, lowly only in the sense that it burrows underground creating a homey labyrinth of tunnels.  But it is a mighty wombat to be sure because of what rescuers in Australia have been discovering.  You may already know this, but wombats are short-legged, muscular quadrupedal creatures native […]

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“Angst”- free movie screening

THIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15 at 6pm   Anxiety affects us all in one way or another, either because we deal with it ourselves or someone we know does.   Join us for a free screening of ANGST, a film about anxiety, truth & hope.   Using candid interviews with real teens about anxiety, tools that […]

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Survey Says!

Our survey results are in!  This past November, 148 of our church members went online to take a rather lengthy survey provided to us through the Holy Cow! Consulting Company.  Our 2020 Vision Team – a group charged with creating a strategy-for-ministry report for Family of Christ commissioned this survey, and I secretly hoped that […]

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Advent Angels

Katelynn Hardee is one of my Advent Angels this year.  They always show up for me, year in and year out, without fail.  Every Advent, they bless my season with messages of compassion.  Every Advent, we get to hear from them.  In the Bible it is the Angel Gabriel who makes a strong appearance in […]

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What Is Worship (Parts 1 & 2)

PART 1: What is Worship? Think about that for a moment…   I asked this question recently to a bible study group who in turn responded with a variety of answers. The first of which was “Praising God!” followed by “Reading of the Word”, “Music”, and “A time where I can shed the old negative […]

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