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  • November 2018 Everyday Faith Calendar

    November 2018 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Finding time for devotions can be hard, especially during the upcoming holiday season. But our Everyday Faith Calendar makes it easy. The calendar is designed to spark conversation and time in...

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  • Lost.

    Lost.

    Remember that feeling as a child when you went grocery shopping with your mom? One moment, you were right on her heels as she turned the corner to switch aisles and all of a sudden, you looked up...

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  • Why It’s Important to Read the Bible with Your Children

    Why It’s Important to Read the Bible with Your Children

    We talked with the author of The Hear Me Read Bible, Dr. Mary Manz Simon, about the importance of reading with your children and letting them read to you. She also shares tips on how to get this...

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  • Bible Study for Introverts and Extroverts

    Bible Study for Introverts and Extroverts

    The Christian community is imperfect. At Bible study, especially if you’ve been in an unchanging group for a while, you start to notice people’s flaws. The little annoyances that just slightly...

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  • Why Church Worker Mental Health Matters

    Why Church Worker Mental Health Matters

    Church workers are called by God to apply the Gospel to the most daunting of human experiences. Because of their called vocation, church workers are at increased risk of sadness, despair, stress,...

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  • Five Ways to Prep for National Youth Gathering

    Five Ways to Prep for National Youth Gathering

    It’s nine months to go before a National Youth Gathering—do you know what youth leaders throughout the LCMS are up to right now? Before the first participants arrive in Minneapolis for Real....

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  • Flinging Blocks: How to Combat Cyberbullying

    Flinging Blocks: How to Combat Cyberbullying

    When I was six years old, I hit my friend in the head with a wooden block. This was no tap on the head. I doubled down, wound up, leaned in, and knocked him out. My offense, however, was not...

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  • Question: Can I Question God?

    Question: Can I Question God?

    I ask a lot of questions. Recently, I’ve asked how records work (how do you get the sound of a trumpet verses a voice?), how far apart stars are from each other, and how chlorophyll works in...

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  • The Importance of Jesus Time

    The Importance of Jesus Time

    Monica Kegley knows the importance of Jesus time in the classroom. A new third grade teacher in Wisconsin, Monica was in the process of getting her classroom ready this summer when she began...

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  • First Look at A Year in the Gospels with Martin Luther

    First Look at A Year in the Gospels with Martin Luther

    Martin Luther was a prolific preacher. He faithfully spoke words of Law and Gospel to many people over his career—which is crucial, since the average person wouldn’t have been able to read God’s...

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  • For All the Women Who Also Married Hunting Season

    For All the Women Who Also Married Hunting Season

    Twenty years ago, a boy looked on me and I swooned. Okay, it didn’t quite go like that. Instead, a boy looked on me, I looked skeptically back, we started discussing deep theological concepts...

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  • 7 Ways to Bless Your Pastor for Pastor Appreciation Month

    7 Ways to Bless Your Pastor for Pastor Appreciation Month

    Did you know that October is Pastor Appreciation Month? You may want to thank your pastor and other church workers but aren’t sure what they would most appreciate. As a pastor’s wife and Lutheran...

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  • When It Feels like God Isn’t Hearing Your Prayers

    When It Feels like God Isn’t Hearing Your Prayers

    You have a request. Maybe it’s big, maybe it’s small. God, I want a spouse. A baby. Healing. A new job. Reconciliation. Rest. You cry to God—the only thing you know to do in a situation like...

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  • Creating A Sexuality Mentality: Having “The Talk”

    Creating A Sexuality Mentality: Having “The Talk”

    Moment of truth: I asked my teenage son to help me write this. He’s an almost-sixteen-year-old, who is willing to give me input about initiating the “sex talk.” I kind-of-most-definitely want to...

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  • Q&A with Religion On Trial Author, Craig Parton

    Q&A with Religion On Trial Author, Craig Parton

    We caught up with author Criag Parton to talk about his latest book Religion on Trial, how being a lawyer helps with his wiritng process, and the importance of thinking critically and logically...

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  • Portals of Prayer Devotional Calendar October- December

    Portals of Prayer Devotional Calendar October- December

    If you enjoy doodling, taking notes, or drawing while you read your Bible, then you will love the Portals of Prayer Devotional Calendar. We’ve created special calendars for the October through...

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  • I’m Not Perfect. Ugh.

    I’m Not Perfect. Ugh.

    It’s really frustrating to not be perfect. Yeah, I know. Confidence, sanctification, blah blah blah. But I’ve spent a majority of my life trying to be perfect, so excuse me for getting a little...

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  • Books of the Bible Study Questions: Numbers

    Books of the Bible Study Questions: Numbers

    If you’re anything like me, you avoid numbers like the plague. Spreadsheets, multiplication tables, graphs . . . bye. So when I think about reading an entire book of the Bible named after my...

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  • October 2018 Everyday Faith Calendar

    October 2018 Everyday Faith Calendar

    This month, we’re pulling out key verses from the Book of Romans to prepare for the celebration of the Reformation on the last day of October. As Luther himself said, “This letter is truly the...

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  • Q&A with Sarah Baughman

    Q&A with Sarah Baughman

    Author Sarah Baughman gave us the inside scoop on her life as a mom, wife, and writer of historical fiction. Check out her interview with us below! A Flame in the Dark is classified as a...

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