Category Archives: Easter

On butterfly wings

This post combines the text from “Resurrection Reminder,” my article in the April 2011 issue of Lutheran Woman Today, now Gather magazine, with photos and videos of monarch caterpillars and butterflies.—Sue Butterflies are symbols of Christ’s resurrection.  I know why. After a worship … Continue reading

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Things: A mother’s lesson

When my mother was young, maybe 11 or 12, her family’s farmhouse burned to the ground. Mom, along with her mom, dad, and baby sister, Sally, got out with their lives and a basket of clean clothes. It was the … Continue reading

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Believing Thomas

An Easter devotion based on John 20:1-29 On that first Easter day, we are told in the Gospel of John, Peter and another disciple visited the empty tomb and returned home, “for they did not yet understand” (John 20:9). Mary … Continue reading

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Church shopping

On Easter Sunday I won’t be sitting with the choir at St. Luke’s Lutheran in Park Ridge, Ill. This thought makes me sad. This is just the presenting problem, of course. I won’t be at St. Luke’s on any given … Continue reading

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Living Hope

“Living Hope: Funeral Hymns and Scripture,” a Women of the ELCA program I wrote and compiled, is now online and ready to download. In addition to group activities, individuals will find inspiration in the personal reflections (see pp. 6, 18-23) and … Continue reading

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Easter surprise

In a cheerful turn of events, new visitors to my blog discovered this March 2011 post. Easter Horse rides on! Easter blessings, Sue. Easter Sunday is delightful in its festive predictability. The organist pulls out the stops. Choirs sing, handbells … Continue reading

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I need a little Easter

For we need a little Christmas Right this very minute Candles in the window Carols at the spinet I relate to “We Need A Little Christmas” from the musical Mame, believing the spirit of the song offers some life lessons: Giving … Continue reading

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