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Diane Roth
Works at Grace Lutheran Church and School
Attended Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary
Lives in Conroe, Texas
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Snow Day at the Pre-School
Friday was a Big Day at the pre-school associated with my church.  Even though the temperature was approaching 70 degrees and sunny, it was Winter.   A whole load of snow was delivered to the space between the sanctuary and the playground, where it was pile...
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The Rest of the Story
I have wondered, on occasion, about why those-who-organized- lectionary chose to divide the gospel story of Jesus' sermon in Nazareth into two parts, to be read and heard on two separate Sundays. After all, when a similar story comes up in another lectionar...
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Prayer as a Strategy
Last fall, when we had our stewardship emphasis, we had a very strict program that we were supposed to follow.  There were letters that were supposed to go out, and specific sermons to be preached, and temples talks every Sunday.  There was a dinner for lea...
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Today
Today I took my pad of paper and some big books to a place where I could get a breakfast sandwich and some coffee.  I read and ate and took notes with the big books spread out in front of me.  I read the two parts of Jesus' sermon to his hometown in Nazaret...
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Different Kinds of Grace
I am working in Texas.  My husband is still, for now, working in Minnesota.  But he got to visit for over two weeks at Christmastime, which was a wonderful gift.  We got to take some time off together, and he got to play at Christmas eve and Sunday after Ch...
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Resisting Temptation
The first Sunday in Lent is coming up.  Right after we smear ashen crosses on each other's foreheads, we tumble into that Sunday morning where Jesus goes to the wilderness and is tempted by the devil. There are three temptations, which is to say, I suppose,...
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Have her in circles
133 people
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Jim Beyer's profile photo
John Madden's profile photo
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Pastor
Skills
writing, preaching, pastoral care, intergenerational ministry, faith formation
Employment
  • Grace Lutheran Church and School
    Pastor, present
  • Woodlake Lutheran Church
    Associate Pastor, 1998 - 2015
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Currently
Conroe, Texas
Previously
Minneapolis, MN - Richfield, MN - St. Louis Park, MN - Tokyo, Japan - Denver, Colorado - Vienna, South Dakota
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Lutheran pastor, dog-lover, wife, stepmom, loves knitting, reading, thinking, swimming
Introduction
I'm a Lutheran pastor, writer, dog lover and owner, avid reader, crossword do-er. I'm passionate about God, theology, social justice, art and music, old movies, stories, traveling, learning about other people and places.
Bragging rights
lived in Japan for three years as a missionary/teacher; worked for IDS and AIG before going to seminary; graduated and ordained in 1994; served a three-point parish in Vienna South Dakota. published two guides for youth with the ELCA, one on youth and grieving and the other on Domestic Violence; blogs at faithincommunity.blogspot.com; I have had my posts picked up by the Christian Century and by Living Lutheran.
Education
  • Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary
    Master of Divinity, 1990 - 1994
    Theology, New Testament, Old Testament, Pastoral Care, Preaching
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
    English Literature, 1975 - 1979
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inspiring place for all ages to learn the history of the art and craft of book-making, and become a book artist as well. There are a lot of great gifts in the gift shop too.
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