You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust." Because you have made the LORD your refuge, the Most High your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to
When Lutheran Social Services of the South, based in Austin, Texas, changed its name to “Upbring” last spring, they joined the ranks of other long-standing Lutheran institutions around the country that have re-branded in recent years. Why the name change? “We want people to know who we serve in one word,” said Evan Molian, chief mission officer for Upbring.
Pick up any modern convenience that you consider useful — a cellphone, zippered sweater, electric toothbrush — and you can be sure that object, in its original form, started out as an invention. Someone hit upon an idea and went to work experimenting with its development. The entire world of experimental science is driven by curiosity. So is every other rea
When Dean Beckwith, a retired ELCA pastor, originally bought the property he now lives on in Saddle Lake, Mich., he was immediately intrigued by the old well house that stood on a portion of the half-acre lot. So when a contractor suggested tearing it down to build a garage, Beckwith refused: “I always thought it would be nice to have it be a little chapel o