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Meet Lisa. That’s me. You need to know who has created and who maintains this website. I’m a follower of Jesus, a wife and a mom. Though I belong to a conservative Lutheran congregation, I consider myself a follower of Jesus first. My identity isn’t rooted in any denomination. I grew up in the Lutheran Church. Being a nominal Christian, my mom (and later my stepdad) only attended worship services on Christmas and Easter. The rest of the year, they dropped me off at these services. I was born in 1960 and below, you’ll see a photo of me as a baby. Mom raised me as a single mom during my early years. The she married when I was three or four, and bore my half-brother. THat marriage ended in divorce. Years later, Mom met another man. He would end up as my stepfather. They remained married for 40 years until a car accident claimed his life several years ago.
This is my author information. Meet me, the website owner. I’ll start from the beginning. As a baby, Mom was married to my biological dad for a year. Heart disease claimed his life when he was in his 50’s. During their marriage and after his neglect and abuse, Mom divorced him. Then she married Bob L., who is alive yet currently dying of cancer as of this writing. About 26 years ago, I met the man who would become my husband. After dating each other for two years, we married on May 15, 1993. Eight years later, I became pregnant and gave birth to our daughter. I was never able to conceive again, in spite of years of trying. Thus Hannah has had to be raised as a single child. From the beginning, she has expressed a strong desire for a sibling. I was never able to grant her desire.
This is my author information. Meet me, Lisa. Fast forward to today. Today, Hannah is age 16. As of this writing, she’ll enter 11th grade at our local public high school. Baptized as a baby, she was confirmed at age 13. Yet these traditions sometimes bother me. They aren’t commanded or encouraged in the Bible. I know that denominations mean well by keeping these traditions in place for so many generations. Yet I wonder if our traditions have replaced the Bible. And so I wonder if we’re raising our children “in Church.” But we may not be raising them in Christ. The two aren’t the same! Our daughter is a typical teenager. She’s glued to her phone, sometimes taking it to bed with her at night. She doesn’t like to be told what to wear. She’s loved by her teachers but is shy with her peers. Hannah is good at math. She belongs to a book club at her school. She hasn’t decided yet what to do with her life.
This is my author information. Meet me, Lisa. I hope I’ve given you some idea of who I am. I’m not hiding behind my computer screen!
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