AuthorRev. Rob Blezard

Assistant to the Bishop, LSS
Rev. Rob Blezard

A second-career pastor, Blezard worked as a writer and editor for 26 years, including a post as an editor at The Lutheran magazine in Chicago. Since 2000 he has worked as study guide editor for the magazine. He also works as content editor and writer for the Stewardship of Life Institute.

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Stewardship of Loving Relationships

You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Mark 12:31b Red hearts, roses and chocolates are everywhere, so it must be February – the month of love! There’s certainly nothing wrong with celebrating romance between you and a special someone, or love among family members, or best friends who are always there for one another. But…

Generosity Grows from Gratitude

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances! –1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Would you like to be a more generous person, possessing a generous heart? Then try embracing gratitude as a spiritual practice. Since Thanksgiving is on the 23rd of this month, November is a great time to give it a try. Gratitude and…

Our Harvest of Blessings

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. –1 Corinthians 3:6-7 Doesn’t fall give your spirit a boost when you see the colorful fruits and vegetables in the farm stands and supermarkets? Orange pumpkins,…

Be a good steward of your body this summer

Biblical stewardship is founded on the principle of God’s abundance. Our generous and abundant God gives us all we have – our faith, our families, our intelligence, our friends, our special talents and abilities, our creativity, our joy, our laughter, our love, and so much more! (Oh, and our money, of course!) Stewardship involves making…

Continue your offerings through the summer

We wait all year for those “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer” (as the old song goes), and then we fill them with vacations at the beach, camping trips in the woods and flying to far-off places. It’s no wonder that church attendance dips in the summer. But while you are relaxing, your church continues…

The bedrock of stewardship

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to…

Make Giving Your Lenten Discipline

Growing up in my church-going family, petty sacrifice was our yearly Lenten marching order. The idea was this (at least this is how I understood it at age 11): If we “give up” something for Lent, then God would certainly be very pleased with us and probably love us more. So my brothers and sisters…