Author Archives: Cheryl Olsen

Solutions for Scripture-Avoidance

We look forward to summer vacations! Breaks in routine are great for refreshment and renewal. But sometimes changes in schedule wreak havoc with an established devotional time. How do we keep our study of Scripture fresh and free from avoidance (and the resulting guilty feelings) in the midst of our time-crunched busy lives? Some women

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A Grace-Filled Day Lies Ahead

I am remembering the serene blue waters of the Delaware River flowing along next to the winding tree-covered country lane leading to Tuscarora Inn & Conference Center. I’m remembering the excited voices and smiles of women reunited as friends, and others meeting for the first time. I’m remembering young women, moms, and grandmothers who were

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Resolved: To Study the Bible

When Martin Luther translated the Bible into the common language of the people almost 500 years ago, he made it possible for ordinary people to read an amazing Book previously available to only a privileged few. Today, many homes have multiple copies, and it is often easy to take the Bible for granted! But if

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Six Decades of Gifts

She was twenty-five years old, sitting in an oak chapel pew, surrounded by her peers. The young wife of a Hillcrest Academy teacher, fresh from college, was about to become part of a movement of women that would influence and gift people on three continents for the next six decades. It was 1953, and she

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WM Convention Recap

Our theme, “His Song in the Night,” resonated with many at our 2016 Women’s Ministries Convention, Saturday, July 16. Mary Beth Carlson’s talented piano playing, interspersed with spiritual insights, made her presentation more than a concert. It brought God’s healing to women’s hearts; balm to weary spirits; hope in darkness. It became his message set

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His Song in the Night

Whether you are still in the throes of winter or enjoying tulips blooming where you live, close your eyes and imagine the warm breezes of Minnesota “lakes country,” with God’s star-drenched sky above! This is your invitation to spend Saturday, July 16, 2016, 9:00 am-3:00 pm (registration 8:30 am), with women from coast-to-coast at our

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WM CLB Event Recap

Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Brethren Church hosted the 2015 WMCLB Event on Saturday, July 11, in Minot, North Dakota. Chairwoman Rachel Patterson emceed the event. Our theme verse, “The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation” (Isaiah 12:2b, NIV 1984), provided the snapshot presenters with their discussion topics. Strength:

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