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Memory Care Support and Prayer Group- January 8, 2012

What is unique about this support group?  First, while participants share information about dementia and memory loss, the purpose of this group is not about giving advice or information about memory loss.  The purpose of this group is to provide a safe place for sharing and prayer as a way to cope with the life […]

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Join Me at Luther Fest 500 with Lost and Found

Luther Fest 500, based in Wittenberg, Germany, will be quite an adventure from June 17-23, 2013.  Lost and Found have put together an incredible program for ALL AGES that includes side trips to Luther sites, servant events, Scripture study, Reformation study and more. The main center of the Festival will be at the Castle Church […]

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Memory Care Support and Prayer Group

December 11, 2012 and January 8, 2012 The memory care support and prayer group that I lead at the St. Paul Monastery (2675 Benet Road, St. Paul, MN 55109) meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m.  The group continues to serve and support new members. This setting provides a safe place […]

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What you see is what you get.

I was in a discussion the other day about the word, “discernment.”  For the past twenty years, I have lived with this word, wrestled with this word, explored this word, fought with this word, and have fallen in love with this word.  One person in the discussion said that the word “discernment” is not understood […]

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PROVING ME WRONG………

Last month I wrote about the incredible aging demographic for which I said the church is sorely unprepared.  I then laid out the challenge for people to prove me wrong and to give some examples of how the church is serving and preparing to serve the aging population. ST. MATTHEW LUTHERAN CHURCH, COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, MN […]

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