You are sending me?

It is a humbling and amazing thing to be sent by God to do His will! A job opportunity can be a real honor. A promotion can be humbling and a blessing and being selected to work in a new office can be a joy! However, being “sent by God” is a whole different thing!… Read more »

Looking Within to Reach Out

As the Christian community celebrates the eternal gift of salvation brought to us through the innocent and bitter suffering and death of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the eternal hope that it brings to us, the Biblical counseling ministry of Cross Connections, Inc. in Fort Wayne is looking to reach out with hope… Read more »

LSM Sunday a Great Success!

This winter, Lutheran Music Program (LMP) organized LSM Sunday, a nationwide event to raise awareness of its summer programs: Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival (LSM) and the NEW two-week program, Sounds of Summer Institute (SOSI). Throughout January, current students, alumni, parents, and other supporters were encouraged to speak and participate musically during their congregation’s… Read more »

Prayers, Calls and Placements!

This is a big week as the seminaries and the District Presidents work on the placement of seminary graduates! We all remember this week of wondering and excitement! I remember talk of some huge dart board. That isn’t the way it works of course. You would be impressed at the amount of prayer, discussion and… Read more »

“I am Jesus Little Lamb” and glad of it!

We gather as lambs with the one good, perfect and true Shepherd! Folks often ask me about a good “shepherding” pastor, teacher, DCE or deaconess when there is a vacancy. They never ask me about someone who has all the answers. They all want “shepherding” that reflects the heart of Jesus! Enjoy being that today… Read more »

7 Myths about School Choice

From INPEA Newsletter March Update: During the legislative session we saw some media published against school choice. Much of these articles fed into certain myths about school choice and notions that it is bad for students and Hoosier education. We took the time to find the facts and dispel seven myths about school choice. To view the… Read more »

Parish Nurses Offer Hope in Rural Populations

United States farming communities and their families are indeed special populations that the church serves. From the wheat fields of Kansas to the dairy farms of Wisconsin, from the or­chards in Washington to the orange groves in Florida, farmers serve our country by providing not only food and fibers, but also jobs to many. Farmers… Read more »


March 2016 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples,  saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything… Read more »

Tax Season & Saver’s Credit

If you’re saving for retirement, get credit for it! The Saver’s Credit is designed to provide additional federal income tax incentives for qualifying individuals with low or moderate incomes. The purpose of the credit is to encourage retirement savings. Read more about this credit on the Concordia Plan Services blog. 

Meeting Students Needs through Enrichment Room

Triston Richards, a fourth grader at Lutheran South Unity School (LSUS), Fort Wayne, loves bugs, animals and science. His mom, Debbie, couldn’t believe his ability to identify dinosaurs at a young age. In spite of his interest in science, however, school hasn’t always been easy for Triston. During kindergarten and first grade, his teachers noticed… Read more »