Recognizing the Sacrifice and Service of Chap...

June 5, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

“Our wives feel left behind and forgotten,” wrote Chaplain Scott L. Shields. A sentiment shared by dozens of other chaplains who each year travel to the annual Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Chaplain Conferences, one held on the West Coast, the other on the East. Each year the Department of Defense (DOD) requires each denomination to […]


How to Finally Stop Over-Spending on Vacation...

May 24, 2017 | Posted by Emily Briggs

For me, vacations are the financial equivalent of a gasoline fire starting in my piggy bank. Now, since summer is almost here I am yet again faced with vacation season. This year, though, I have decided to stop spending so much money on vacation. I still want the same experience, but without the same price […]



May 18, 2017 | Posted by Randy Raasch

My wife and I recently returned from a two-week trip to the British Isles. We decided that while overseas we didn’t need to pay for an international plan on both of our cell phones. My wife’s job requires her to be available daily so those she serves are able to communicate with her on a […]


The Amazing Things That Can Happen When You S...

May 17, 2017 | Posted by Karina Rovey

Around school and in my friend group, I’ve been known for having a “club addiction.” That is, I’m somehow involved in over half of the clubs my school has to offer. Now, I’m not saying that’s always necessarily a good thing (I often find myself over-committed). But I do believe that my involvement has expanded […]


Introducing the Amazing Stories of the 2016 K...

April 28, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

Last year LCEF launched a granting initiative called The Kaleidoscope Fund, which was established to support ministries that have as their focus outreach and expansion, education and rostered church worker wellness. The response was overwhelming. Shortly after the submission deadline passed, The Kaleidoscope Fund committee convened to review the applications. After prayerful consideration of all […]


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 […]