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Sneak-peek from the July issue

In the July "Parent conversations" column, Sarah Reik and Ann Ponath tackle the topic: "How do we discuss death with our children?" Here's the beginning of Sarah's article:

As I sat in church earlier this year listening to the pastor talk about the peace and joy my grandma was experiencing in heaven, I was feeling those emotions too. She lived one hundred years on this earth, after all, and she was ready to be done here and start the next life. I found myself almost smiling as I pictured her reuniting with family and friends who had gone before her. Then my nine-year-old daughter started crying—and I lost it. I went from smiling to sobbing in seconds, moved powerfully by the grief of a child.

How can we help in those moments when a child we love has been affected by death? Here are a few suggestions I have found helpful as a parent navigating the experience of loss.
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Q&A: Is Christianity the only religion that gives the certainty of heaven?

Q&A: Is Christianity the only religion that gives the certainty of heaven?
The parable of the blind men and the elephant has been handed down in various forms from Eastern religions. The basic story is that a number of blind men approach an elephant from different sides. One grasps the trunk and says it’s a snake. One feels the legs and . . .

Cookies for loneliness

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As I sit here at my computer, the aromas of chocolate and peanut butter fill the air. As I catch a whiff of my two favorite scents, I remember this Bible passage: “Thanks be to God, who always causes us to triumph in Christ and reveals the fragrance of his . . .

WELS news briefs: June 2022

In March, 18 men graduated from the Lutheran seminary in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India, the worker-training ministry of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Ministries, WELS’ sister church in India. These men, all of whom already are serving congregations, studied God’s Word and trained for ministry work . . .
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