Like Clockwork

Every weekday morning, our alarm goes off at 5:30am. After getting up, getting moving, tending to the dog and the cat, I head to the gym. I step onto the treadmill and look at my watch. It is almost always 6:01am as I press the “Start” button. (Or, 6:02am if I’m moving slowly.) I do … More Like Clockwork

When Racism Boils Up Here

Racism is an insidious evil. Humans have been tribal since the beginning.  And tribalism served a purpose.  Tribes protected each other, shared with each other, hunted together.  It became instinctual.  We gathered within the tribe and looked outside the tribe with suspicion. That instinct still exists.  We spend time with those we are close to…those … More When Racism Boils Up Here

But We Are Here

“But We Are Here” Funeral Service: Elaine Floy Luke 10:25-37 Rev. Todd Buegler September 17, 2016 Trinity Lutheran Church Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, and from Jesus, the Son of God, who is the resurrection! Amen. I’m just going to go ahead and say what I think many of us have … More But We Are Here

All Things New

This was first published in the Owatonna People’s Press on September 12, 2015. As I write this, our two boys are midway through their first day of school. This morning Lori and I had them line up in front of the house for the obligatory “first day of school photo” that we’ve been taking every … More All Things New