Stop Saying “Going Forward”

April 25, 2017 | Posted by Billy Brath

“Going Forward” Have you noticed the use of this phrase increasing over the last few years? At first, it was used by the news media to transition interviews or reports to speculation on the future as it relates to the topic at hand. Over time, the phrase settled in as a way for people to […]

 

Ohio District Lutheran Church Extension Fund ...

April 21, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

Since 1981, the Ohio District Lutheran Church Extension Fund, Inc. (ODLCEF) has been a blessing to our Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregations, schools and organizations enabling them to borrow funds for expansion, renovation or new construction. These loans were made possible through investments in the ODLCEF, which has enabled this organization to make a significant […]

 

Cutting Through the Noise

April 20, 2017 | Posted by Tom Eggebrecht

Let’s face it. We live in a noisy world. The majority of messages sent are never seen or heard by the intended audience. Unfortunately, the same is true for the most important message in the world: The Gospel of the forgiveness of sins by grace, through faith, because of Jesus Christ. If we want our […]

 

2 Simple Ways to Spice Up Your Life Today

April 19, 2017 | Posted by Sarah Tonniges

We all have times when we say “this is enough” or “I can’t do this anymore.” These phrases usually indicate symptoms of struggle, weariness, and even pure loss of motivation. To help us get over these times, here are two ways to really ‘pep up’ your life when it comes to normal everyday activities. 1. […]

 

When Life is Lent

April 11, 2017 | Posted by Ken Chitwood

As we turn from Lent to the celebration and season of Easter, it is tempting to think that Lent is over. But for some of us, life is Lent.  In the book, “City of God: Faith in the Streets,” Sara Miles wrote, “Lent is the world we live in.” Suffering, decay, and death surround us. Anguish, sadness, […]

 

CU Texas Wins First Place at Sixth Annual Nat...

April 8, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

“They don’t need me. They’re all over-achievers,” said Spencer Maass, credit analyst at the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) and mentor to Concordia University Texas, the team that took top honors in this year’s National Student Marketing Competition (NSMC). Texas won first place last year, too. Seniors Taylor Schmidt, Carlos Munoz, Jacqueline Knell and Race […]