On God and Weather

This was originally posted on [place holder], the work of Jeni Falkman-Grangaard. Cross-posted here by permission. Once again our prayers rise up for people caught in the eye of the storm. Missouri. Illinois. Indiana. Kentucky. Lord, have mercy. Once again preachers are blaming the people and naming the weather pattern “judgment.” Christ, have mercy. Get [...]Read More...

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Drawing Water Without a Bucket

As long as our vision remains unachieved, we are restless. We seek relentlessly to learn, adapt, and grow. Our goals are so compelling and human suffering so pervasive that we are unsatisfied with the status quo. With entrepreneurial eyes, we are careful to make the most of every opportunity (Ephesians 5:15-16). With creativity, we build [...]Read More...

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Sing It Out, No Matter Where You Are

This post was written by Bishop Bruce Burnside and originally appeared in the January 2012 Newsletter of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin A few weeks ago I was in a quite nice restaurant – the kind of restaurant where people are expected to follow certain codes of behavior, the sort of place where one observes [...]Read More...

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Love in Society is Named Justice

The following was originally posted by Pastor Clint Schnekloth at Lutheran Confessions: The longest running Lutheran blog in North America. I was honored recently when Lutheran World Relief asked to see if I’d be willing to be a guest blogger on their blog. They plan to post a series of short blog posts that look at the sustainable [...]Read More...

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Helping Small Farmers in Haiti

Today is the second anniversary of the massive earthquake that leveled Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It was a major humanitarian emergency that devastated an already fragile country. A lot has happened since then, and LWR continues the work it began long before the earthquake struck. Our emergency relief efforts — like distributing Personal Care Kits — continue [...]Read More...

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Meet Anita Devi

When LWR and our partner IDF (Integrated Development Fund) first arrived at the Chak-ewaj village in India in September 2009, the villagers weren’t interested in working with them.  Most of the households were already engaged in small businesses, living day-to-day off of their earning at the local market.  There was never enough money to set [...]Read More...

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