Category Archives: Because Someone Needs to Say Something!

This blog was begun in August 2010 as a means of communicating during my sabbatical time away from New Life Lutheran Church, Pearland, TX. It remains an active blog to comment on life in general and in the world and from a lens of being a Lutheran Christian by choice. -bg

MARTIN LUTHER’S EDGY SIDE

            And I heard them murmur…                                                    “… he didn’t really … Continue reading

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HURRICANE HARVEY. HAVOC and HOPE

And I heard them murmur… “… what are we gonna do now?”   <Some sound bytes and thoughts along the way to & thru a hurricane named Harvey.> Until recently I didn’t think much about the name Harvey.  I have … Continue reading

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THIS HAS GOT TO STOP!

And I heard my friend murmur…        “…this has got to stop!“ I was in Denver with my 27-year-old son last week when I saw the news of what was unfolding in Charlottesville.  Live and in color and … Continue reading

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Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego Get Fired Up for God

…and I heard them murmur… “How hot could it get?” Every once in a while, it can feel like you are in the middle of the furnace with fire all around you. It’s more than living in Texas in August.  … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING MEMORIAL DAY

REMEMBERING MEMORIAL DAY … and I heard her murmur… … ‘now don’t you forget what I told you…’ I was 12 years old.  It was 1966.  My grandmother’s older sister and her husband were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  Aunt … Continue reading

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JESUS LOVED HIS MOMMA

JESUS LOVED HIS MOMMA! … and I heard him murmur… “Mother, behold your son; son behold your mother!” “When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he said to his mother, Woman, behold your son! … Continue reading

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IF IT WASN’T FOR EASTER…

… and I heard them murmur…              …“whadda ya mean he’s not here…” (a post-Easter edit to Sunday’s message of April 16, 2017) If it wasn’t for Easter, we would know nothing about Jesus… his story would have ended with … Continue reading

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