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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Archive for the ‘Miscellany’ Category

Myrrh Welcomes Arrows

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

A Bundle of Myrrh welcomes my “mommy” blog Arrows In the Hand today. I’ve imported that blog here so you may see more entries than were posted before. Arrows in the Hand chronicled my journey of motherhood. It was a place I wrote more openly, more personally, kept things specific to what I was learning as a mother and jotted down moments with my children that I didn’t want to forget. I will continue to do so here.

I’m hoping that by combining these blogs I can simplify things a little for myself but mostly I’m doing this because I just haven’t liked the new “home” I found for Arrows in the Hand and didn’t want to go back to using Blogger to host it.

I’m also thinking that this will be easier for those of you who read our blogs. Now everything is in ONE place!


Saturday, November 6th, 2010

This is probably mostly for the Grandparents among us, but I’m going to try to keep my online photo album updated with pictures I think are worth sharing and, for the Grandparents, ordering or printing if they want to.

So click HERE to see the albums.

Nesting is for the birds

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

I suppose the nesting bug has settled in. I’ve had a real bad case of wanting to reorganize EVERY inch of our house AND bake muffins. I got some of this out of my system yesterday with some pantry and cabinet reordering and making these pumpkin muffins but must have really overdone it.

I was completely worn out by evening and ended up having contractions every 5-10 minutes for about 5 hours then I fell asleep so I lost track of whether or not they continued. These were pretty easy contractions and “regularly irregular” so I wasn’t worried. But today I’m taking it very easy which is crazily harder than I thought!

Thoughts on Europe

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

I will offer some thoughts on my recent experiences in Europe, especially on their church life and population changes. Most peoples’ roots and our Lutheran heritage are based in Europe. As America ages, we are becoming more like an European nation. Let’s take a peek at what may come.

Lutheranism is not German. Though it started in Germany, both Sweden and Finland are officially Lutheran, even today. Strangely enough the German state church is “prostestant,” not “Lutheran.” These countries have large and beautiful churches. While many people go to see these churches, they do not go to worship services. For the most part, they don’t care to hear about the Gospel or Jesus.

I was able to attend a Sunday morning service at a state Lutheran church in Finland. It must have seated about 500 people. Yet, there were only around 30 people in church, including some visitors, like us. This church serves 1000’s of people, but they do not go. Even members of the church think of going to church as little as visiting the North Pole. A majority of Europeans live as if there were no God who speaks to them in words.