Being Recognized

I had the privilege of attending the dedication of the Richard Lugar Plaza yesterday. Senator Lugar was seated on the platform next to Mayor Joe Hogsett. The mayor noticed me in the crowd. (Now, pardon me. I know this is sounding terribly...

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True Colors

October is my absolute favorite month of the year (except when it still feels like summer!). I love the changing temperatures, the activities of fall and especially the colors. I remember from high school biology class learning about...

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Gently Used

I've been to a few rummage sales in my life, but this will be our first here at St. Luke's.  Some fellow staff members and I were walking through Great Hall previewing all the items and we were quickly reminded by an...

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So here is a random fact about me.  I love to run. Growing up I was good at it.  If I had more time, I could reminisce (and slightly exaggerate) about just how fast I was.  But I can vividly remember racing on the playground and...

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5779 or 2018?

This past Monday was Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. According to ancient Jewish writings, based on dating of creation, this is year 5,779. Of course, that is not scientific. We know, as most Jewish people recognize, the...

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How Did You Come to Be Involved in Church?

There is so much despair over declining involvement in churches today. Over the past few years I have participated in several groups composed of church leaders from around the country, and this topic dominates conversation. But recently, at one...

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For the Labors of Grace

I want to use my devotion on this Labor Day weekend to recognize several staff transitions in the worship area. First, we officially welcome this week our new Director of Traditional Music and Worship, Dr. Jeff Rogers. Jeff comes to us by way...

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Customer or Proprietor?

My first real job was working at a Biscuitville. I had other jobs before this one, but mostly working for my father so I'll save that for another devotion sometime! Biscuitville was a fast-food chain that had a big breakfast market but...

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The Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin passed away yesterday. She was known as the “Queen of Soul.” Soul is an interesting label for the genre of music that defined this singing icon. Perhaps this title was given because of the way such music seems to come...

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Why We Host the GLS

The Global Leadership Summit is a conference sponsored by Willow Creek Community Church, founded by pastor Bill Hybels. The conference began in 1995 as a leadership development experience for church and civic leaders. It has an unbiased faith...

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