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Christmas at Ebenezer

Hope During Advent

Dear Faith Family at Ebenezer, I wonder if most of us use the word, “hope,” to describe things we wish would happenbut probably won’t, or things we want that are completely beyond our control?...


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Ebenezer's Vision

Ebenezer’s Vision

Dear People of God at Ebenezer, Once a month I meet with a “coaching group.” This is a gathering of about 20 pastors from three states and six different denominations with one common goal...


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The New Year

The New Year

A curious thing about the Church is the number of occasions we use to celebrate the “new year.” Our liturgical year begins with the first Sunday in Advent, usually late November or early December....


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Ebenezer Lutheran Church Youth Columbia, SC

Caught Being Good

Dear Saints of God at Ebenezer, When our boys were in elementary school they would occasionally bring home a certificate that said “Caught Being Good,” detailing a moment when they were prepared for class,...


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Books

A Common Vocabulary

People of God at Ebenezer, A common vocabulary! I think more and more about what a blessing it is to hear and understand each other, or, sometimes, what a challenge it is to listen receptively and perceive each...


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Our Lenten Journey - God Provides

Our Lenten Journey – God Provides

Dear Saints of God at Ebenezer, As a teenager I frequently made a drive from our home in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (eastern part of the state) to a place on the Cumberland Plateau about an hour west....


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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Dear Saints of God at Ebenezer, My family will attest that I have said this at the beginning of every family vacation since our sons were born – the best part of any journey is the beginning!...


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Ebenezer Lutheran Church

And Time Moves On

Among the important items on my bookshelf at Ebenezer, in addition to nine Bibles, is this resource: Temporary Shepherds: A Congregational Handbook for Interim Ministry. The author re–tells his experience on a 30–mile hike in the Green Mountains of Vermont....


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