Monday, November 23, 2009

Where Angels Go

Commemoration of Clement of Rome, Pastor
November 23, 2009

Three prayers ascend to heaven and three prayer ambassadors (angels) are assigned to ensure they are answered. There is a big problem though. There is a deadline set by none other than God himself. The deadline is Christmas Day, only a week away.

In her book, Where Angels Go, Debbie Macomber weaves three stories that span our entire human existence as the angels Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy seek to answer these three very different prayers. One is from a young boy who wants a dog more than anything else for Christmas, but his parents simply can’t afford one. The next is from a mother for her divorced daughter, whose divorce has left her emotionally unavailable. The third prayer is from an elderly man who wants his beloved, but now dangerously forgetful wife, moved into a retirement home before he dies.

After you enjoy this heartwarming book, join LitWits as we discuss it over some delicious Christmas (dare I say it, heavenly) refreshments. We will meet at Lamb of God Lutheran Church (LCMS) Sunday, December 20. The fun begins at 6:30 PM.

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor John Rickert


  1. Sounds good! Do you take theological questions any place in particular on this blog site?

  2. I don't have a special spot for such questions. Just ask it in a comment. If it doesn't really fit the post, I'll make a seperate post out of it and answer it there.

  3. Okay, I have 2: 1 - How can you be angry and not sin; 2 - How do you honor an estranged parent?

  4. Two good questions which do not relate to this post, so I'll create two posts on these topics, but not today.