To Tell the Truth

In my younger days, I would take youth groups out on cross-country trips to build homes with Habitat for Humanity.  On the night before we left, we would always gather with … Continue reading To Tell the Truth

It is Time

On September 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy took the podium at Rice University to speak to a crowd of 40,000 people.  It was a hard time:  Our nation was … Continue reading It is Time

With Just A Word

Words have power.  They just do.  Our words have the power to shape our world…to shape how we feel about someone…to shape a relationship.  We have seen this in our … Continue reading With Just A Word

Way Off the Map

In his great book on adaptive leadership, “Canoeing the Mountains,” Tod Bolsinger tells the story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  In August of 1805, Captain Meriwether Lewis stood at … Continue reading Way Off the Map

The Seven Last Words

The first word from the cross tonight is from Luke 23:34.  “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” The first word from the cross was a prayer.  … Continue reading The Seven Last Words

Not The Way It Will Be For You

There are days when the world seems pretty upside-down and unexpected. Did Nancy Williams from Owatonna High School, (who is, by the way, one of my heroes) really talk about … Continue reading Not The Way It Will Be For You

When Jesus Changed His Mind

In 1803, Napoleon Bonaparte, made the decision to sell land to the United States.  In what came to be known as “The Louisiana Purchase,” he sold 828,000 square miles of … Continue reading When Jesus Changed His Mind