Michael D. Watson
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My role as art director is to design and supervise the design and layout of the magazine. I am also responsible for taking photos, creating illustrations and hiring others to take photos and create illustrations you see in each issue. My free time in the last year or so has been spent introducing my grandson to my favorite pastime, fishing. Now if I could only get my office moved to my fishing boat, I would be a happy camper!
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Articles by Michael D. Watson:
- Inactive members
What do we do with them?
- 'Cleaning' membership rolls
Updates and outreach go together
- Meaning + belonging = participation
Groups give an entry point
- Turning full circle
... after 10 years away
- And a pluck, and a strike and a blow ...
It's the St. Luke Bottle Band
- Bullying the pastor
Incivility is on the rise — in congregations too
- Dishin' for hunger
Here's an idea for June: Host a potluck!
- Object lesson
A father's long-ago gift brings a new experience of God
- Hugger, shaker ... peacemaker?
Magazine's readers share their views on passing the peace
- A holy kiss
A little lesson about a big thing: Sharing peace
- Me preach?
Colorado pastor, congregation renewed by lay preachers
- 'My biggest fear is becoming homeless'
- God sightings
Make it your Lenten practice to watch for God's activity
- Great-grandpa's coat
Wearing it, I am reminded of the family of faith
- 'But God can'
Ash Wednesday reminds us God renews, reforms, revives our lives
- Tough decisions
Hope, pain and moving on after pregnancy attempts
- Are you ready?
Wind, flood, earthquake, fire be prepared
- Fishing with Jesus
- Knit one, pray too
- Prayer list
It has an effect on me when I am open to its call
- The myth of the balanced life
Christ's word is a word of hope, not of self-help
- Praying through Advent
- When we listen to God...
Turning our Advent prayer life into a life of prayer
- With wonder and awe
We can come to Christmas with a new spirit when we make time for Advent
- A year without buying
I learned a lot when I didn't shop
- What's next for the Reformation
As a living tradition, it could guide our care for the Earth
- One last thing
It can be a prelude to a new beginning
- Where you put your treasure...
That's where your heart will go
- The faith we sing
How hymns reflect and challenge our beliefs
- Bob's 'Duct Tape Bible'
Its wear shows the power of the word
- 'What sprinkler did you run through today?'
Ask an unexpected question and you'll connect in a new way
- Busyness: A spiritual issue
Being comfortable with 'what we have done and what we have left undone'
- Sixteen candles
Congregation's prayers 'burn' for its young people
- It's about Scripture
Reform-minded groups argue authority
- And the envelope goes to ...
The Lutheran picks 13 winners in church Web site contest
- Traditional hymns, modern times
Old favorites connect us to the past, move us toward the future
- Bible buyers' guide
How to find your way through today's bewildering selection
- Dear Faith
In our love for you, we give you back to God
- It's not easy being green
... but some congregations try
- Mainline decline
Understanding membership drop
- What's the future?
Identity and mission can lead to renewal
- Showing our scars
It can bring healing to us and others
- The taste of wine
In it are healing, blessing and love
- Digital divide in the ELCA?
- God, through a child's eyes
It's a point of view worth looking into
- You didn't know it was missing ...
- The fountain of life
- 'Papa Days' for R.J.
- The faces of Christianity
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