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I maintain the copyright to all original work and compilations found on the blog. You are welcome to use this work in a worship setting with proper attribution. Please contact me at for information and permission to publish a work in any form. You can also contact me by leaving a comment on the post you are interested in using.

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13 thoughts on “Copyright Information

  1. Hi Pastor Lisa: May I have permission to use your blessing for college students? We have had a prayer shawl ministry at First Methodist Norwood NC since 2004. We just started doing shawls for our college students in hopes of holding on to them so that they will not leave the church; but will return after they complete their college education. I have been looking everywhere for a blessing and yours is just what I have been looking to use to bless the shawls for these students. May I have permission to use it when we give the shawls to each of the students? I would really appreciate it and thank you so much–it is beautiful. Peace & blessings, Sarah Lee, Chair of Mission/Outreach

    • Absolutely! Praise God it will be useful to you. Both our daughters are in college. I share your prayer that students will stay close to God during and after college. What a wonderful idea to provide them a homemade reminder they are in your hearts and prayers. Blessings to you, your congregation, and your college students. – Lisa <

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  3. Hello, Pastor Lisa,

    We would like to request permission to use your poem Here They Stand as a reading on Advent 4 at Christ Lutheran Church (ELCA), Orange, California. We would of course credit you as the author.

    During this season we are including poems and prose augmenting scripture passages of the season. Our parishioners tell us that this is a very moving way of hearing God’s Word. So that they may fully consider each reading, we print it in the worship folder.

    Thank you in advance for your gracious consideration. Blessings to you in your ministry.

    Kristine Miller
    Director of Music, Associate in Worship Planning
    Christ Lutheran Church, Orange, CA

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  7. Pastor Lisa,

    Ii would like to use “Advent Wreath Readings: Hope, Peace, Joy, Love” and “Christmas Eve-Lighting the Advent Wreath” in our worship services at First United Methodist Church, Tomah, Wisconsin during this Advent season. What a blessing to find your work!

    Pastor Krysta Deede

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  9. I just found your Come By Here, a prayer for hope by Tee Ormiston.
    We will be attending a Prayer Shawl Retreat Sept 17 thru 20th at Blue Lake Methodist Camp in Andalusia AL. Our theme is Acres of Hope, Hosea 2: 14. Our service project will be Fiddle Mats for Alzheimer Patients. Alzheimer theme is hope.
    May we use the prayer as it is so appropriate?
    Thank you for considering our request.
    Karen Bower
    Prayer Shawl Leader
    First United Methodist Church, Pensacola, FL

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