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Family Foundations

Yesterday was a special day at Faith Lutheran Church of Grand Blanc. We were able to honor Rev. Dr. John Heins as he has reached the milestone of being a pastor in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod for sixty years. … Continue reading

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Citizen of the Year

This week I received notice that I had been nominated as Citizen of the Year for an annual awards banquet hosted by our local Chamber of Commerce. My first response was, “WHAT? Why me?” Then, as I read the letter … Continue reading

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Dad’s 55th Anniversary of Ordination 

It was such a joy to preach and celebrate with my dad in honor of the 55th anniversary of his ordination into the pastoral ministry. Dozens of family and friends were present at Dad’s home church, Grace Lutheran, in Wayne, … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Tour 2018

The leadership of my congregation, Faith Lutheran Church, Grand Blanc, MI, has just agreed to join me in a grand adventure for the summer of 2018. Together, we will seek God’s blessing on a time of sabbatical renewal. Now that … Continue reading

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Friends Forever

Back in my summer camp counselor days, a favorite song at camp was “Friends Are Friends Forever” as sung by Michael W. Smith. The key line to that song is what follows the title…”Friends are friends forever, if the Lord’s … Continue reading

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Time Well Spent

I recently finished teaching an eight-week online class for the Family Life master’s degree program of Concordia University, Wisconsin. It was a VERY tiresome task in the midst of all my other responsibilities, especially in the season of Advent. There … Continue reading

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The “Biermann Brief” 2016

As I have since Heather and I were married, I again composed the “Biermann Brief” as a summary of what’s been happening in our family over the past year.  The Lord has, again, been abundantly gracious to us.  Writing this “Brief” helps … Continue reading

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For the past five weeks I’ve been teaching an online masters level class on “Marriage and Family” for Concordia University, Wisconsin/Ann Arbor. I’m using this post as a way to commend my ten faithful students. Every one of them is trying to … Continue reading

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Terrific Tuesday

This past Tuesday was a terrific day. NO, it wasn’t because of the elections in the U.S. It was because my son, Micah, turned 16 that day. It was a terrific day to celebrate God’s grace in giving me an … Continue reading

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October is sometimes identified as “Pastor Appreciation Month.” It’s very hard for me to be the center of such attention. I truly seek to have the focus remain on Jesus, the “Thumb” in my thumbs up illustration of relationship priorities. … Continue reading

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