Most of us have secret questions that we must answer to gain access to our bank account or a credit card. One of the questions that I have answered in the past is “where would you most like to go on a vacation”. Wow. I could say Costa Rica or Bora Bora, or some other…

View all posts from the 2016 South Dakota Family Mission Trip Neighbor Stories: South Dakota 2016 (Concluding Thoughts in Verse) Originally Posted at http://www.team-aim.org July 4, 2016|Donn Herring How do you sum-up a moment in time? What words do you use to capture your thoughts, your feelings, your emotions. Not an easy task. In South Dakota this…

Jesus was a profound story-teller.  We refer to his stories as “parables” which we have defined as “earthly stories with heavenly meanings.”  Jesus didn’t merely tell stories to entertain his listeners.  He told these stories to prove a point, demonstrate a principle, or simply reveal to the hearers something about the heart of the heavenly…

INSIDE The Story, The Musical: An Interview with Vocalist, Erika Cockerham By Laura Fleetwood This weekend marks the third annual performance of The Story, The Musical at Messiah Lutheran Church. This powerful event tells the story of the Bible through music, video, and narration. It is intensely moving and makes God’s story of creation and…

I saw it everywhere on social media this past weekend. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter were laden with images and text declaring that Easter was the day that changed everything! It is true. The death and resurrection of Jesus are the most important events in the history of the world. When Jesus took our place on…

It’s volunteer appreciation month at Messiah, and I’m going to be honest – it’s not always easy to volunteer. Especially if you are an introvert like me. In spite of conventional thought, being an introvert does not mean you don’t like people and want to be hermit in the woods (although, that does sound strangely appealing…

Want to know more about the church season of Lent? Here is the description from our church body at LCMS.org. You can join us at Messiah for Mid-Week Lenten Services every Wednesday from February 10 – March 16. Q: What is the significance of Lent? A: Early in the Church’s history, the major events in…

It was a painted piece of clay attached to a necklace with yellow yarn.  A homemade charm lovingly designed by my eldest daughter to replace the “real” one she lost. “Happy birthday, Mom!  I looked all over the house, but I couldn’t find your missing charm.  I made you a new one for your birthday. …

I feel the pressure in my skin as I fight the need to do more this Christmas season. It’s like a tiny needle prick each time I see a perfect family photo on Facebook or beautiful product display in a store. Did I get my girls enough for Christmas? Will they be disappointed? I can’t believe I…

Being Vulnerable is a Gift

In Part I of this post, I shared how a season of pain and struggle unmade me (still is, really)…I’m breathing through an anxiety attack as I type these words. The trials of my life have a way of uncovering what is true and opening my clenched fists to let go of what is false. I’m…

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