February 7, 2017
Pastor Julie Reuning-Scherer
Many of you know that I am a bit of a foodie.
I wax eloquent upon tasting a sprinkle of Vietnamese cinnamon on a banana
And rhapsodize on the revelatory nature of a hint of toasted cumin in a rice pilaf....
February 1, 2017
When I took a break from ministry to stay home to raise my small children, I met my friend Maris.
She was a transplant to the area, born and raised in Birmingham, AL.
She loved the arts and teaching; she was a broad minded Ro...
January 23, 2017
You know those jokes about Saint Peter standing at the Pearly Gates, admitting people to heaven?
That’s the way most of us think of him.
Jesus said Peter was the rock upon which he would build his church.
Peter was the...
January 18, 2017
“This Little Light of Mine, I’m gonna let it shine/let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.”
We all know this folk song based on Matthew 5,
14“You are the light of the world… 15No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gi...
January 9, 2017
“He or We?”
Pastor Bob Graetz was called to Trinity Lutheran Church, a Black congregation in Montgomery, AL.
The year was 1955, and it was his first call out of seminary.
Pastor Graetz was excited to begin his ministry at Trinity with...
December 20, 2016
In high school I saw a little movie called “The Powers of 10”—anyone know it?
It is a 10 minute film you can still see on youtube that begins with a couple having a picnic
in a park in Chicago....
December 8, 2016
I stood on New Years’ Day on a hill at Antietam, wanting to give my son a better world.
We were visiting relatives for the holidays, and stopped to see this Civil War battlefield.
The battle of Antietam took place on September 17, 1862.
23,000 solders killed or w...
November 23, 2016
I recently heard a TED talk by Dave Isay, the creator of Story Corps.
You might have heard one of these heartwarming interviews on public radio on Friday mornings.
Dave Isay opened the first story corps booth in 2003 in grand central station....
November 14, 2016
You probably won’t believe it, but my kids spend too much time on their phones.
I have a love-hate relationship with this technology, mostly because it demands vigilant supervision from me
But even I had to laugh the...
November 7, 2016
Thirteen years ago, my niece, Zoe, was born.
She was the first child born on either side of my family, besides my own kids.
As I gazed into the picture of baby Zoe on the internet, freshly squeezed from birth,...
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Was Jesus a foodie?
Blessed are those who mourn
Fishing with Jesus
This Little Light of Mine
The Powers of 10
Antietam, Isaiah and the hope for a better world
Jesus, Remember Me
If We Can't, We Won't
The Gene Pool is Real
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