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Dreaming of Christmas

Christmas creates images of pristine snow-blanketed landscapes, warm hearths, hot steaming flavorful beverages, and joyous laughter with loved ones. Or the reality of nasty frozen mud-chunks, fallen from cars splashing through the slush of a dreary rush hour, in a crowded anxiety-ridden city. Which scene are you dreaming of? Me? Oh, I aspire to the

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Women’s Annual Event 2017

“Here We Stand: on Grace, as the Church, for the World” The cozy Tuscarora Inn meeting room was packed to the walls for the Annual Meeting of the Women’s Ministries of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren, June 24, 2017! Many had pre-registered, but so many additional women came for this event, combined with the

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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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LBIM: Sending Single Women

Historically, there have been many single women who have faithfully served as missionaries on Lutheran Brethren International Mission’s Africa fields. These women served primarily in specific roles as LBIM partnered with our African sister Churches in their development. LBIM continues to value the role that single women can have on our Chad field for the

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Grace Alone: God’s Call to Chad

In March the Church of the Lutheran Brethren Council of Directors approved a plan to call Kay Asche as our next missionary to the women and children of an unreached people group in Chad. To learn more about the strategy visit: www.clba.org/sending-single-women God’s Call to Chad I first sensed God’s call to go to the unreached people in Chad while

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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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Mentoring Ministry

Note: This is a portion of the seminar Gretchen had prepared for the July WMCLB Convention. She was unable to attend, due to the birth of her sixth child. As our culture examines gender roles and what they mean for the Church, women’s ministry has been reexamined, questioned, and turned upside-down. There is a stream

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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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