From Baby Steps to Life-Changing Strides

From Baby Steps to Life-Changing Strides

As we approach the celebration of the nativity of our Lord, we of course envision Him as the newborn babe in the manger. This image of babies reminds me of the phrase baby steps, used to describe not only the first tentative attempts to walk, but also the incremental...
Friday Field Notes

Friday Field Notes

Here’s the latest news from missionaries Martin and Joan Weber, Rev. Nathan and Sarah Esala, Rev. Carl and Kelsey Grulke, Dr. Becky Grossmann, Paul and Ali Federwitz, and Michael and Naomi Ersland.
Perspectives on Cows

Perspectives on Cows

My family and I served with Lutheran Bible Translators in a rural area of Botswana in southern Africa. In those communities, cows play a central role. There are words which describe each animal’s color and pattern. I read a recent survey finding in the US. According...
Inspired

Inspired

Do you see yourself as inspirational? Have you ever encouraged a friend or co-worker? Offered guidance to a child? Supported a cause? Well then, you’ve provided inspiration. You have spurred on, impelled, motivated, and exerted an animating, enlivening, or exalting...