November 20, 2019

A quiet mind, an open heart, a deep breath. This is the practice in the midst of Butterbraid deliveries, Lenten plans, bulletin approvals. A quiet mind, an open heart, a deep breath. To find and connect with the Center that is always Present. Cultivating peace in the m...

November 14, 2019

We stand waiting and watching.  We have a new copier- it is slower than the last one. I am calling it the “copier of patience”. We get to both make beautiful copies and engage in the spiritual practice of waiting. How excellent for a church copier- serving more than on...

Renewed for Life is the final focus in our six-week Season for Renewal. We have heard, sung, and prayed about being renewed in faith, renewed in gratitude, renewed through prayer, renewed by grace, renewed in love, and now – renewed for life.  What does this mean?...

October 30, 2019

She wrote a check each week. My mom didn’t put her weekly offering in an envelope. It was just a folded check. First hand, front row seat, daily I observed my parents as children do. 

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not...

October 24, 2019

I forget.  I forget my backpack. I forget I need gas in the car. I forget to turn on the dishwasher. I forget that you already told me your plans. I forget I said I would call you back. I forget….the small things, the medium things… and then there are the BIG things I...

October 18, 2019

Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. Luke 18:1

Day by day.  One moment, one breath at a time. This is my prayer; a deep breath, a word of thanks, a glance toward the mountains that are to our west, a seat beside the puppy...

October 10, 2019

“Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they?”  - Jesus in Luke 17: 17

Curiosity? Judgment? Sorrow? It’s hard to know the sentiment behind what Jesus says after having made clean (from the Greek root for catharsis) ten lepers.  Was Jesus judging the...

October 3, 2019

Small things. A prayer of a single word- thanks, help, wow.

The two minutes it to takes to remember a bible verse and recite it as I take a few deep breaths. Be still and know I am God. I have used that one for years.

On this “we” journey of following Jesus our faith is...

September 12, 2019

The band Lost and Found (George Baum and Michael Bridges-now retired) performed at a local church about a year after their dad’s death.  It “struck a chord” for my Dylan and Sophie.  Fun and funny, deep and wide, singing songs that engaged and encouraged us to sing alo...

September 5, 2019

When I was a freshman at St. Olaf College a group of us went to dinner at the Ground Round. This hamburger place had sawdust on the floor and free peanuts.. For college students it was a little upscale- they had more than burgers on the menu there were choices. One of...

Please reload

Recent Posts

November 20, 2019

November 14, 2019

November 6, 2019

October 30, 2019

October 18, 2019

October 10, 2019

September 12, 2019

September 5, 2019

Please reload

Archive