Author Archives: megganmanlove

Podcasts and History

I came late to the world of podcasts. I still have not listened to Serial. In some ways I am an unusual podcast fan. The selection of radio stations in my hometown of Custer, SD was minimal. On the other … Continue reading

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Storytelling – Congregational Renewal

Our sabbatical task force at Trinity did something wonderful, in my opinion. We sketched out congregational renewal activities which will mirror what I am doing on sabbatical. In this blog post I am also listing our guest preachers, who will, … Continue reading

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The Table at Buffalo Alice

The first congregation I served is preparing to celebrate an anniversary and they asked me to share some memories from my time there. That had me thinking about the entire experience of first-call, including the group of colleagues who walked … Continue reading

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Ministry in Daily Life

Pastor’s Column for May, 2019 Epistle Dear Friends in Christ, In May, we are lifting up ministry in daily life. In truth, this is what we do all year long. There are many quotes out there on the internet falsely … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks Easter Monday

Thankful on this Easter Monday for everyone who served as a lector, washed hands or feet on Maundy Thursday, played an instrument, lit candles, served Holy Communion, stuffed a plastic egg with candy, made deviled eggs, vacuumed, polished, cleaned the … Continue reading

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Storytelling-My Renewal-Preview

“What makes your heart sing?” That’s the question everyone is asked when they apply for a Lilly Grant to fund his or her sabbatical. For me the answer was stories–novels, a story by a parishioner or friend or family member, … Continue reading

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Spring in Many Forms

Pastor’s Column for Trinity Lutheran Church, March 2019 Epistle Dear friends in Christ, I love this time of year. I love that the days are getting longer. I love the season of Lent—the journey, the ritual, the disciplines, the hymns … Continue reading

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