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Prayer of Confession

I wrote and prayed this Prayer of Confession tonight. While I was on mission trip last week Rev. Dr. Andy Mangum, Pastor, First Christian Church, Arlington, Texas called asking me to participate in the prayer vigil. Andy is a dear … Continue reading

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Contemplation on Holy Week

Last week before Holy Week, I read this article from years ago written by Elizabeth Edwards about Tony Snow. It struck me as I moved into Palm Sunday and Holy Week. I couldn’t figure out how to get it into … Continue reading

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In Memory of Her

We don’t always think we have the power to make any difference. We downplay the power we do have which diminishes the power we have. So our power is lessened. Not by anyone but ourselves. My mentor taught me to … Continue reading

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Do you sing Christmas carols during Advent?

I used to refuse to sing Christmas carols during Advent. I used to say things like, “We are Christians who celebrate the Christian year! We are in Advent waiting for the coming of the baby. We can’t just jump to … Continue reading

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The Commissioning of Sunday Church School Teachers and Staff and Blessing of the Backpacks and Lunchboxes

The Commissioning of Sunday Church School Teachers and Staff & Blessing of the backpacks and Lunchboxes Grace Lutheran Church Springfield, Illinois Pastor Juli Lejman-Guy Commissioning of Sunday School Teachers and Staff In Christian love, you, the parents and families of … Continue reading

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"Litany of the Blessing of the Backpacks" and "Backpack Blessing"

At this time, I do not have a source in order to give appropriate credit for these works. If anyone can identify the source, I will gladly edit this post in order to give appropriate credit. Litany of the Blessing … Continue reading

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A Collection of Resources for Blessing of the Backpacks

This group of resources was compiled by Rev. Lisa Heckman, The United Ministry of Delhi NY Blessing of the Backpacks>From the Diocese of Georgia courtesy of the Rev. Silito Romero, St. Philip’s, San Jose O Lord God, you see your … Continue reading

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