There are two kinds of waiting: There is the kind of waiting where we are anticipating something happening We wait to board a plane We wait in traffic We wait … Continue reading Two Kinds of Waiting
On one of Lori’s and my hikes last year to see waterfalls on the north shore, we came across this message, scrawled on the railing of a bridge that crossed … Continue reading Everything Will Be Okay
Sabbatical – Day 3 “A lament or lamentation is a passionate expression of grief, often in music, poetry, or song form. The grief is most often born of regret, or mourning. Laments can also be expressed in a verbal manner in … Continue reading Reclaiming Lament
Psalm 13 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I bear pain in my soul and have sorrow in my … Continue reading How Long?
There are some noises that drive me kind of crazy. I’m sure the same is true for you as well. Fingernails on a chalkboard. I hate that. Our dog, barking at 2 … Continue reading The Habit of the Word
Five years ago yesterday, I walked in to Trinity Lutheran Church for the first time as its pastor. From one perspective seems like those five years have just flown by. … Continue reading Reflections on My First 5 Years at Trinity
When was the last time that you were really surprised? When was the last time that you were caught by the unexpected? Was it an unannounced guest, or a visitor? … Continue reading The Unexpected Jesus
Sometimes you expect things to happen, and they don’t. I have a morning routine when I get into the office. I am often one of the first people to arrive … Continue reading That Day I Poured Coffee All Over the Kitchenette
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24 Sometimes, you’ve just got to tell someone about your day. And I … Continue reading The Best Day Ever*
“Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgments are like the great deep; you save humans and animals alike, O Lord. How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All … Continue reading So what will we do when Westboro Baptist comes to protest at Trinity?
It was a great day in Jamaica! This morning, the full group split up with 12 Lord of Life folks heading to the community of Darliston, and the Trinity group along with … Continue reading Mission Jamaica Sunday – Day 2
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing. Know that the Lord is God. It is he … Continue reading New Wednesday Worship