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  • Listening to God

    by Pastor Karen Brau | March 30, 2017

    Listening to God is difficult. Among other things, it takes time, patience and an openness to hearing what may seem ordinary or surprising. We have been listening to God at Luther Place for a long time. In my time serving with you, we have taken time to listen to God as we engaged in our... read more >

  • A Home For Veterans

    by Pastor Karen Brau | January 12, 2017

    A powerful way to begin the year. I had the honor today of representing the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) at a ribbon cutting for a new building named the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence. This building provides housing for homeless veterans, and is part of the vision of ending veteran homelessness in Washington, DC.... read more >

  • I’m Grateful…

    by Pastor Karen Brau | October 13, 2016

    This past Sunday I used a Hebrew Scripture text and a Gospel text about healing encounters with God. The story from 2 Kings 5: 1-3, 7-15 told the story of Naaman who was seeking a healing of his leprosy, and how the prophet Elisha addressed Naaman’s request. Some of you commented on Naaman’s frustration with... read more >

  • How Pets Have Influenced My Faith

    by Pastor Karen Brau | October 5, 2016

    Written July 2016, By Pastor Karen Brau I grew up with pets–a menagerie of dogs, rabbits, snakes and ducks when I was little. And now as an adult, I have lived with dogs for the last 30 years. Early on I learned a good deal about faith active in love. I took Kringle the pug... read more >

  • Altars in the Streets

    by Pastor Karen Brau | June 2, 2016

    Pastor Karen shares the experience of presenting her book of poetry along with artist Emily C-D in Clifton Park, Baltimore. On Friday evening May 20, we drove into Clifton Park in Baltimore and parked by the Clifton Mansion. This house was constructed by Henry Thompson between 1790 and 1801, and it was later extensively enlarged... ... read more >

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