road trip

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Though I am quite content to spend time in my own home, I am also a fan road trips.  I grew up living far away from extended family, and vacations typically meant car travel to see them.  When I was still young, I moved to Pennsylvania, far away from my own nuclear family. My own kids have been traveling since …

Uvalde, Texas

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This week, our nation has experienced yet another tragic and horrible shooting where children and their teachers were killed at a school. An elementary school.  Our hearts are broken.  We can barely comprehend the sorrow and loss that community is facing, like hundreds before.  In Uvalde, Texas, the community is observing the horrible rituals of waiting for news of who …

weekly prayer: 5/24

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God of each journey, You are with me whenever I leave home. You are with me in visits to familiar places with all their memories. You are with me as I explore new places that bring excitement and discovery. Thank you for the comfort and excitement of travel,    For places that are part of my history and who I …

love one another

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Near the end of their time together, Jesus gives a new commandment to his followers.  He tells them to love one another as he as loved them.  In fact, he says their love for one another will be the way everyone will know they are his followers.  Jesus did not give the disciples an easy task, and through the ages, …

weekly prayer: 5/17

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God of love, Your love for me is without restrictions or limits. You love the people around me that way, too. Your beautiful love extends to all people, everywhere. You call us to love each other. Help me to find the resources I need to love. Fill me with patience, compassion, forgiveness, commitment, generosity, restraint, kindness, strength, self-respect and hope. …

John 13:31-35

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31When [Judas] had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. 33Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to …

LSC Travel Blog!

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Share your travels with the LutheranPennState community! It is fun to read about trips students, alums and friends of campus minstry have taken, and to see their photos! We’d love to see your photos and hear about your travels! Photos: Pick out 2-5 photos to share, including one with you in it!  Thoughts & Reflections: Share a little about your …

sunshine

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I am always amazed at the way the sun can transform my weary spirit!  After a few days of cloudy and dreary weather, the sun has brought welcome light and joy.  Looking at the brilliant blue of the sky with barely a cloud in sight, something in my chest lifts, my spirits feel lighter, and I can’t help but smile.  …

weekly prayer: 5/10

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God of light and life, Thank you for the gift of sunshine. For the ways it nourishes and feeds the earth and all creation. For the intricate ways sun brings life to the world. For the powerful ways sun brings hope to my heart. Remind me that the sun is one of your gifts to your beloved world. Help me …