Update from Rachel

Update from Rachel

My second intensive at Concordia Seminary, Fort Wayne, is complete, and I am happy to be back in worship again with you all. It was a long time to be separated from my family but a very good two weeks in terms of the training I received. I took three classes, Pauline...
His Treasure Awaits

His Treasure Awaits

About a year ago, I gathered in an office one weeknight to pray with two other women – friends from my community at The Vine.  Our purpose was simple but deliberate. We would pray and ask the Holy Spirit to bring to mind the characteristics of someone He...
“When Is It My Turn?”

“When Is It My Turn?”

“Mommy, you have sat by Pippa a lot and I would like you to sit by me,” Dash asks as we sit down for dinner and he sees that I am sitting across from him at the table. Here begin the regular negotiations we have regarding family dinner and which parent sits by which...
The Word Made Flesh: Christ in Us

The Word Made Flesh: Christ in Us

My daughter navigating the rocky terrain at Copper Breaks state park. She could do this well because she has learned from us how to walk and observe the world around her with care. Our family loves the outdoors. Last year, my children both asked for one thing for...
Dear Holy Cross Family,

Dear Holy Cross Family,

What a blessing it is to have returned and be present again with you. I just completed my first two week intensive at Concordia Theological seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for my Master of Deaconess studies. It was a blessing to be on campus to meet the other women...