Mental Health Minute: “AS A MAN THINKETH”

Mental Health Minute: “AS A MAN THINKETH”

Proverbs 23:7 “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.”  James Allen, in his book of that title states:  “A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.”  Wow!  How scary is that!!  He compares our minds to gardens which...
I’m a Lutheran: Ryan Henry Mitstifer Walton

I’m a Lutheran: Ryan Henry Mitstifer Walton

Featured in May Edition of Living Lutheran By Megan Brandsrud Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, Tucson, Ariz. Sophomore at Sabino High School, Tucson I believe God subtly tries to push me to do things. While it’s not a force that controls me, I definitely feel God’s...
Bishop’s Letter: God of Surprise

Bishop’s Letter: God of Surprise

God often surprises me. I believe it was Anne Lamott who said, “God can be such a showoff.” Indeed. God surprised me when I felt a call to become a pastor. And in my 40s I was given the opportunity to go to college and to seminary. God surprised me when I was ordained...
Mental Health Update: Giving Care

Mental Health Update: Giving Care

When you “give care” on a regular basis you become a “caregiver”. Caregiving today has, in many cases, been assumed by professional agencies that provide in-home nursing care, respite care, meal deliveries, and, in general, basic needs that can no longer be managed by...