All good Lutherans like to ask “What does this mean?” Within this question we should also wonder how to live out our lives in faithfulness to this priceless Christian confession that we profess. As we do so, in this increasingly hostile to this Christian confession and fallen world, we need encouragement, insight, good counsel, and hope to navigate our vocations, in our families, in our schools, and in our communities.
Hopefully, if you’re seeking such things, you already enjoy the rest that comes through the Church–through not only membership on a piece of paper but also by regular attendance and participation in a congregational life that exists to bring you Christ’s gifts of Word and Sacrament. If you are looking for such a congregation, we advise you to look at Lutheran Liturgy for excellent guidance. Find a church near you, call the pastor, and begin moving your tired feet to a place where God desires to give you the best He offers.
Along with the rest Christ gives in His churches, we seek here to echo His good work in the place we live. We are a Lutheran family living in beautiful Casper, Wyoming, raising our family and daily learning mainly through our vocations of husband and wife, father and mother, pastor and homemaker. We are blessed to care for six beautiful children.
We will always be wanderers in this temporal world, and yet we are not as those who have no hope. Christ has promised that He will never leave us or forsake us in our wildernesses of this life. Though we suffer, as Paul writes:
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
~ Romans 5:2-5
Thank you for visiting us here, and we hope you will return again and let us know your thoughts, your fears, your hopes and dreams.
Jon and Emily