Our Saviour's Lutheran Church - Blogs http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org Proclaiming a changeless Christ in a changing world Copyright 2018 Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:18:11 -0600 http://backend.userland.com/rss/ ImpressCMS 1.3.10 Final Blogs steve@christianwebresources.net steve@christianwebresources.net 60 en Our Saviour's Lutheran Church - Blogs http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/images/logo.gif http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org 144 50 the Gift of NO http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=120 <p> <span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">What is the most unusual gift you have ever received?</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">What comes to mind?</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Do you still have the gift?</span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <a href="http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=120&amp;amp;title=the-gift-of-no" title="the Gift of NO">keep reading ...</a> Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:00:00 -0600 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=120 Down in the Dumps http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=119 <p> <span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Well, here we are; less than a week now from Christmas.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">This is supposed to be a time of&amp;#160;peace&amp;#160;and good cheer.&amp;#160;</span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">But, what if it isn't?</span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <a href="http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=119&amp;amp;title=down-in-the-dumps" title="Down in the Dumps">keep reading ...</a> Wed, 20 Dec 2017 18:20:00 -0600 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=119 Kate's Black Dress http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=118 <p> Once, when Martin Luther was so depressed that none of his wife's counsel would help, Kate put on a black dress.</p> <p> Luther noticed it and asked, &amp;#8216;Are you going to a funeral?&amp;#8217;</p> <p> &amp;#8216;No,&amp;#8217; Kate replied, &amp;#8216;but since you act like God is dead, I wanted to join you in your mourning.&amp;#8217;</p> <p> Luther got the message and recovered.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=118&amp;amp;title=kate-s-black-dress" title="Kate&amp;#039;s Black Dress">keep reading ...</a> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:30:00 -0600 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=118 The God-honest truth http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=114 <p> Knowing God without knowing our wretchedness leads to pride. &amp;#160;Knowing our wretchedness without knowing God leads to despair. &amp;#160;Knowing Jesus Christ is the middle course, because in him we find both God and our wretchedness.&amp;#160;&amp;#160;</p> <p> Blaise Pascal<br /><br /> &amp;#160;</p> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:40:00 -0500 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=114 Shoveling Manure http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=112 <p> It is not only prayer that gives God glory but work. &amp;#160;Smiting on an anvil, sawing a beam, whitewashing a wall, driving horses, sweeping, scouring, everything gives God some glory if, being in his grace, you do it as your duty . . . .&amp;#160; &amp;#160;To lift up the hands in prayer gives God glory, but a man with a dung fork in his hand, a woman with a slop-pail, gives him glory too.&amp;#160; &amp;#160;He is so great that all things give him glory if you mean they should. &amp;#160;</p> <p> Gerald Manley Hopkins</p> <p> &amp;#160;</p> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:20:00 -0500 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=112 By Us http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=107 <p> Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us.</p> <p> John Stott</p> <p> &amp;#160;</p> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:20:00 -0500 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=107 A Good Life, but a Bad Death http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=106 <p> So what if you have a good family.......</p> <p> So what if you have good career...........</p> <p> <a href="http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=106&amp;amp;title=a-good-life-but-a-bad-death" title="A Good Life, but a Bad Death">keep reading ...</a> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=106 Very Little http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=104 <p> The world appears very little to the soul that contemplates the greatness of God.</p> <p> Brother Lawrence</p> <p> &amp;#160;</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 10:30:00 -0600 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=104 A Slippery Thing http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=103 <p> The heart of man is a slippery thing:&amp;#160; When matters go well, it falls into presumption; but when matters go badly, it falls into despair.&amp;#160;</p> <div> &amp;#160;</div> <div> <a href="http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=103&amp;amp;title=a-slippery-thing" title="A Slippery Thing">keep reading ...</a> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:40:00 -0600 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=103 Shameful http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=102 <p style="color:rgb(102,102,102);font-family:'Microsoft Sans Serif', Helvetica, sans-serif;"> <span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#000000;">God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.</span></span></span></p> <p style="color:rgb(102,102,102);font-family:'Microsoft Sans Serif', Helvetica, sans-serif;"> <span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#000000;">Elizabeth Barrett Browning</span></span></span></p> <p style="color:rgb(102,102,102);font-family:'Microsoft Sans Serif', Helvetica, sans-serif;"> &amp;#160;</p> Sun, 25 Dec 2016 04:20:00 -0600 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=102