Living a Life of Daily Bread

A former member of the NW MN Synod Lutheran Youth Organization Board (2001-2005), Mikka McCracken of Bemidji, has written a Bible study for the Women of the ELCA. Living a Life of Daily Bread is based upon the theme for the recently-concluded Lutheran World Federation (LWF) General Assembly in Stuttgart, Germany.

This reflection on the phrase “Give us this day our daily bread” that explores what you can learn about by baking bread: patience, community, how to be intentional and attentive, and the joy that comes from wide-eyed anticipation. Can easily be used as a one-day retreat, complete with bread-baking! This study is available to you to use with women’s or other parish groups.

What can you learn about your faith by baking bread? Get out your apron, pull out the flour canister and get to work. You’ll learn about living a life of intention and attention. You’ll learn some patience. You’ll learn to live in wide-eyed anticipation. You’ll learn to live in community.

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