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Category: Bernie’s Posts


Even as a child I recognized the difference between a payment for work, a right, and an allowance.  An allowance seemed to me, even as a child who shoveled a block of side walk for a quarter, to be a condescending action that...

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In the Year 2525

I have a vivid memory of driving across the painted desert in Arizona. Dad was driving, mom was asleep in the back, and I don’t know what my brother was doing but he was along.  It would be the last of our families road trips...

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Prayer for Parents

Visit the homes in which your people dwell O Lord, and keep them from all harm and danger.  Grant that they may dwell together in peace under the protection of your Holy angels.  Bless them and protect them that they may share...

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The Power of Prayer

  A wonderful resource in times of trial and murkiness for me at least has been, wait for it; the Large and Small Catechisms of Luther.  Luther understands that when threats are perceived and confronted the church often...

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Helpful and Powerful

Received this from Pastor Filipik who is the Mercy coordinator for the North Dakota District.  I was quite taken with it and offer it to you for consideration – Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ who was, who...

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There are shriveled souls out there that don’t like cats.  If you are one of the cold, wrinkled, closed in, cat hating crowd; if you are one of those people who, when someone loses their pet cat say’s,...

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