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11 Reasons I'm proud to pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Carlos Henriquez, Mass. State Rep., released on bail, denies kidnapping and assault accusations

Swasey Recreation Area is a singletrack mountain bike trail in Redding, California. View maps, videos, photos, and reviews of Swasey Recreation Area bike trail in Redding.

A Shrink Gets Stretched | Christianity Today - fascinating profile of Larry Crabb - best known for his book Inside Out - and his transition from therapy to spiritual direction #Christianity #spirituality

Abusive Men: Gary Thomas writes about how the church too often condemns women to abject evil because they hate divorce so much.

The 5 Best Ways To Change A Bad Mood

Situations will arise in our lives that will have negative effects on our moods and feelings. In reality, some of these things do warrant a response and change in our moods which may be necessary at the time. However, if such moods are persisted in over long periods of time, they can have a negative effect on other areas of our lives as well. Here are the 5 best ways to change a bad mood.

Association of Confessing Evangelical Lutheran Congregations - Teaching Materials - ACELC Teaching Materials

Sometimes our sins bother us. Not all of them. We know we sin. But sometimes a particular sin gnaws at us; drags us down; plagues our conscience. That's when we especially need to hear the Good News that God does not hold that sin against you. It won't be dragged out on the Last Day and thrown in your face. It won't be told to the world by the Lord. He forgives it. He forgets it.

20 Things to Give Up for Lent - this has an interesting perspective that you should give up thoughts and feelings of negativity and disbelief. Worth reading.