Seeking Refuge

Seeking Refuge

Be merciful to me, O God, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.                                 -Psalm 57:1 (ESV) A member of my women’s circle shared this text with us last time we...

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Listening With Our Eyes Closed

What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. –Matthew 10:27 A couple of months ago I shared with you that I was reading a book called Learning to Walk in the Dark, a reflection on the author’s experience of...

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Caring for Ourselves in a Time of Covid

Caring for Ourselves in a Time of Covid

It has now been six months that we here in Washington have been dealing with this pandemic. And if you are like me, you are feeling ‘done with it.” Yet, we know all too well, we are not done with it. I want to remind us that even if we have escaped being physically...

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Lutherans and Care for Creation: Rooted in Faith

Lutherans and Care for Creation: Rooted in Faith

A RESOURCE FROM LUTHERANS RESTORING CREATION   Our active work on behalf of the planet, both as individuals and as a church,  is deeply rooted in long-standing tenents of our Lutheran faith: Theology: We affirm God as creator of all. We have an incarnation theology...

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Let there be Light! As we journey through this season of Epiphany, we hear the image of light invoked frequently. Our siblings of color have raised our awareness of how fear of “the dark” has been used to fuel negative racial judgments about dark-skinned people. We...

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Welcome, 2020!

Welcome, 2020!

In 1970, the Lutheran Church in America and the American Lutheran Church, which preceded the ELCA, both changed their language barring women from ordained ministry. Later that year, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Platz was ordained by the Lutheran Church in America. It is with...

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