Highlights

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Highlight Devotions

Conversations about different stories and how we might recognize what new things God might be doing in our lives, parishes, and communities!

Cindy’s Corner Café - Dignity

Cindy’s Corner Café is a three-point ministry hosted by St. Lucas Lutheran Church, St. John’s Lutheran Church, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, so all donations go directly to serve those living in poverty in Toledo.

Following are some resources that highlight parts of Cindy Kirk’s story and invite us to reflect on what new thing God might be doing in our lives, parishes, and communities.

Christy's Corner - Vocation

Inspired by Christy Bosch, Christy’s Corner is a cafe that serves “coffee and food for a cause”. Because of Christy, needs are met, relationships are formed, and her generosity of spirit lives on!

What does “generosity of spirit” mean to you? How can you embody that in your community?

Christy’s Corner Cafe in Elmore helps pave the way to long-term employment through job training while inspiring a culture of acceptance and awareness within the community.

Chaplain Blaire Smith - Proclamation

When Covid-19 locked down Marion Correctional Institution Chaplain Blaire Smith found a way to reach the 2,500 inmates he ministers to with the story of God’s love. Here is the story of Channel 39 and how an ELCA Covid Grant was leveraged to share the gospel.

Following are some resources that highlight parts of Chaplain Blaire’s story and invite us to reflect on how we are sharing God’s love and reaching out to our communities.

Pastor Mary Carmen - Expectation

When Covid-19 turned a 3-week visa renewal trip to Mexico into an 11-month process of delays, Pastor Mary, of Camino de Vida, Fremont, served God where she found herself.

Following are some resources that highlight parts of Pastor Mary’s story and invite us to reflect on what new thing God might be doing in our lives, parishes, and communities.