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7/9/20
By: Nick Mundis
Church: Oak Hill Church, Bloomington MN
Description: This is the description. Beep boop beep. I am a robot, hear me beep.
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“Please, Be Seated?” 
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03/01/2024
By: Bruce Stumbo
Church: Church of the Lutheran Brethren Denominational Offices
Description: I did it just a couple days ago: We were moving into the closing song of the service, and I decided to sit and sing. It was fine. Not just fine, I found my closing expression through the lyrics of the song and the melody that we sang together was enhanced by not standing up, […]
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What Are You Reading These Days? 
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02/15/2024
By: Bruce Stumbo
Church: Church of the Lutheran Brethren Denominational Offices
Description: I get asked this question from a few friends whenever we see each other long enough to sit down for a good chat. Typically, the person asking is reading something he or she wants to recommend to me but, wanting to be polite, asks me first before they get into the book or books they […]
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A Matter of Balance
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02/01/2024
By: Bruce Stumbo
Church: Church of the Lutheran Brethren Denominational Offices
Description: As I went through the joys of physical therapy following a knee replacement, the therapist was always attentive to my need to keep my balance as I worked through various exercises. I soon discovered that his attention to my ability to go up a flight of stairs or simply walk down a hallway was warranted. […]
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Let's Make a Deal?
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01/25/2024
By: Bruce Stumbo
Church: Church of the Lutheran Brethren Denominational Offices
Description: Do you ever get so busy that you neglect important things for the sake of just getting through what’s on your desk or plate? That’s the way it has been for me and my relationship to this Blog emphasized on our CLB Forge website. I’ve let the Blog part of this just stop…not even simmer…it […]
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What is Good?
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03/22/2023
By: Tim Collins
Church: Inspiration Lutheran Brethren Church - Breckenridge, MN
Description: There are many good things happening here at Inspiration Church. I have to tell you about an outstanding idea which has become a reality after all kinds of consideration: our Kids’ Choir. While considering how to bless our families here at Inspiration, I had initially thought about starting a Wednesday night children’s program. However, there […]
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Feeling a Little Lost?
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03/01/2023
By: Mark Johannesen
Church: Church of the Lutheran Brethren Denominational Offices
Description: When I was in high school, my friends and I played this game where we blindfolded a passenger and then drove them to an unfamiliar place. Once we arrived, the blindfold was removed, and that person now had to guide us back to where we started. I remember being the blindfolded person and having it […]
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You Gotta Pay Attention
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02/14/2023
By: Bruce Stumbo
Church: Church of the Lutheran Brethren Denominational Offices
Description: When playing a certain card game, my friend Harley likes to remind me that it’s important to pay attention to what’s going on—what’s “trump” and what’s not. If I make a misplay (usually causing me to fall far behind or to lose completely) he’ll cheerily look at me across the table and announce, “Bruce! You […]
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