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Diane Roth
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Lutheran pastor, dog-lover, wife, stepmom, loves knitting, reading, thinking, swimming
Lutheran pastor, dog-lover, wife, stepmom, loves knitting, reading, thinking, swimming

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A Pause to Notice
Sometimes you just have to stop for a moment and look. I did that one day this week.  I looked out the window and I saw an eagle soaring, and I just focussed on that eagle for awhile.  I watched how it soared effortlessly, noticed how wide its wingspan was,...

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Who You Are
Recently I have been visiting a young woman who had a traumatic brain injury after a car accident. Her mother called us, from Montana, asking if someone could go visit her daughter.  She is living in a rehabilitation facility not far from my congregation, g...

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From My Missionary Days
This week's gospel reading has to do with being salt and light, and for some reason, it makes me think back to my days as a missionary in Japan.  I suppose when I considered what in God's name I was doing over in Japan being a missionary, I more often thoug...

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Vocation
I have been thinking a lot lately about a pastor friend of ours.  He died early this year, after a battle with brain cancer. He worked with my husband as the Executive Pastor of a large church in suburban Twin Cities.  He was the pastor who worked most, and...

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Loving the Children
I will freely admit that I didn't really know what I was doing.  I thought I was planning the children's message.  This is something I do every week, with varying degrees of success.  Sometimes we crash and burn.  Sometimes the light shines. There are a lot...

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Little Epiphanies
Friday was the day of Epiphany around here, and everywhere, in fact.  But the date extended backwards and forwards, as I told the story at our pre-school chapel on Wednesday morning, and shared it again with the seniors at the Assisted Living Center in the ...
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