Tuesday Prayer

God whose love stretches from seas to shining seas- And beyond, Many of us have a complicated relationship with this particular holiday. Those of us observing July 4 See the reds and whites and blues surrounding us. We cherish those who serve our country And those who have died defending it. We look forward to… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: When Is Enough Really Enough?

I live in an area where there are a lot of day laborers. On any given morning, you can spot them outside a home improvement store, waiting to be picked up for a job — any job. I remember a push from a local community to have a center for day laborers and the firestorm… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Solving Syria

I know what to do about Syria. I know, I know. You think that if a host of world experts, Security Council advisors, and even the President of the United States are hesitant about how to act, SURELY a 30-something Lutheran clergywoman doesn’t know. Oh, but I do. Even my husband, former Army Ranger, West… Read More