Understand the cost of being a Christian

“Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” (Matthew 10:38)Before people commit themselves to something, they often evaluate the cost and commitment that will be required of...

God’s Word burns in my heart.

His word is in my heart like a fire. (Jeremiah 20:9) There may be times when news is so great that you cannot keep it quiet. Your family may be expecting the first grandchild,...

Established and protected by the Lord

Still, the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and protect you from the Evil One. (2 Thessalonians 3:3) “Established in 1839.” This is the byline of the oldest Lutheran church in the state...

A prayer for the times

Please join us in praying… Dear Father in heaven, we so desperately want to control a world that seems out of control. The further circumstances slip out of our grasp, the more we come...

You’re demonstrating love through every circumstance

Life grounded to a halt a few months ago. One day, The Lutheran Home Association communities were operating as normal, then coronavirus restrictions arrived and everything changed. Suddenly, our chaplains were forced to limit...

It’s the Little Things

We have all heard the saying, it is the little things in life. The impact from a small act of love can seem to make a major difference. The memory care community at Heritage...

When should we reopen our JCM program?

As more states are lessening their COVID-19 restrictions, Jesus Cares Ministries (JCM) program leaders and volunteers are asking for guidance on opening their local program. Below are our thoughts and recommendations. Main ideas to consider:...

Justified by faith

For we conclude that a person is justified by faith without the works of the law. (Romans 3:28) Give it the old college try. People are under the impression that if you try to...

Experience grace, love, and fellowship.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13: 14) If this were the last day...