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Kimberly Knowle-Zeller

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Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is an ordained ELCA pastor, mother of two and spouse of an ELCA pastor. She lives with her family in Cole Camp, Mo. Her website is kimberlyknowlezeller.com.

Spring to-do list for little Lutherans - April 26, 2018

It’s spring, the season of fresh-smelling grass, birds chirping, daffodils blooming, blue skies, rain showers and warmer temperatures. For some in the United States, spring seems to be taking its time, but I’m committed to deepening faith with my children during this season. Here are a few ideas to encourage family faith formation this spring. […]

From pilgrimage to Pentecost - April 26, 2018

Pentecost didn’t happen only once. The noise intensified. The joy palpable. Community present. A community that had just met. A community that came from different countries and different walks of life. A community that spoke a multitude of languages. A community of young and old. A community of people wandering and people searching. A beautiful […]

Rules for church - April 25, 2018

Parents of small children are likely to have a long do and don’t list for worshiping as a family: Don’t tear the pages out of the hymnal. Don’t climb under the pews. Do say “hello” when someone greets you. Do keep your shoes and socks on. On and on and on. Now that I have […]

Building faith - March 6, 2018

Tucked in the corner of the room stood a large block tower. Four children—all under the age of 5—were cheering. They were handing blocks to a grandfather who sat between them. As they did, the tower grew taller and taller. We were at our monthly Little Lutherans gathering for families with children 5 and under. […]

Winter to-do list for little Lutherans - January 11, 2018

For those in certain regions of the U.S., winter brings cold days and long, dark nights. After holiday celebrations and ringing in the New Year, the winter months provide ample opportunity to deepen our faith lives as a family. Whether you’re longing for the warmth again or embracing the snow, here are a few ideas […]

Shine on - January 6, 2018

My toddler thinks flashlights need to be blown out like candles and a match. She will force her breath on the light, trying to get it to turn off. But the light continues to shine.   It’s that season of light right now—Epiphany. In the U.S., Epiphany arrives when many of us are longing for the […]

Waiting at the door this Advent - December 21, 2017

Editor’s note: This is the fourth post in a four-part series on objects from church that shed light on the spiritual practice of waiting this Advent. “Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.”  — Matthew 7:7 The door opened. In that […]

Pews and God’s presence - December 14, 2017

Editor’s note: This is the third post in a four-part series on objects from church that shed light on the spiritual practice of waiting this Advent.      I am weary with my crying;  my throat is parched.  My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God. (Psalm 69:3)   For many, the pews are the […]

Bells are ringing, we are waiting - December 7, 2017

Editor’s note: This is the second post in a four-part series on objects from church that shed light on the spiritual practice of waiting this Advent.     By the tender mercy of our God,  the dawn from on high will break upon us,  to give light to those who sit in darkness and in […]

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