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Isaiah Saw the Lord

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And

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BC16 Recap & Reflection

Delegates representing U.S. and Canadian Lutheran Brethren churches came together as a body of believers at the 2016 CLB Biennial Convention on July 16 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Those same delegates departed on July 19 as the Church united and reconstituted in mission. To understand the process of this convention, it is helpful to see

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UnDone World

Isaiah felt it deep in his gut. Upon seeing the Lord and the heavenly entourage in all their glory, Isaiah cried out, “Woe is me! For I am undone, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips…” (6:5, KJV) The King James Version’s

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UnDone Church

He trembled as he stood. Tears dripped off his cheeks. His voice just above a whisper. His words and the moment imprinted on my childhood memory. “This is the first communion service that I have attended in many months,” Herman lamented. “I don’t know why.” Herman had been converted to Christ decades earlier. I had

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Lessons on a Lake

My wife’s aunt and uncle from Brooklyn, New York had driven to Fergus Falls, Minnesota to help us celebrate our newborn’s baptism. I thought it would be nice to take uncle Olaf and my father-in-law Palmer fishing. So I did. It was a hot, very windy August afternoon. We left Palmer’s dock full of expectations

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Budget Report

Dear friends of the CLB: Greetings from the Finance Office. It is indeed a pleasure to greet you post-convention. We had a great time gathering together under the theme of UNDONE. I trust that you are able to get a flavor of the events in this issue of Faith & Fellowship. During the convention business

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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

The serenely peaceful and ruggedly majestic North Shore of Lake Superior inspires me to praise and worship the One who created its magnificent beauty. This sanctuary that my husband Kent and I call our second home is our place of refuge where we lose ourselves in God’s miraculous creation. We move away from the internal

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Knowledge is Power

The English philosopher, Sir Francis Bacon, said, “Knowledge is power,” and John Lennon, the British songwriter, sang, “Power to the People!” The department of Communications and Prayer has always sought to put knowledge in the hands of the people of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren, and we’ve been doing that for a long time

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Find an Outlet

A young woman, accused of several evil deeds, stood before a judge. At the end of her trial, the judge asked if she had a final word to say in her defense. The accused sat battling tears. It was evident that there was something on her mind. With stammering tongue, she was finally able to

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