Chicano Park

On Tuesday, our friend and colleague, Pastor Manuel Retamoza, took Lori and me to spend time at Chicano Park, in San Diego. Following World War II, the interstate freeway system was built, and I-5, running up and down the California coast, cut through a Latino neighborhood in San Diego. Homes and neighborhoods were destroyed. To … More Chicano Park

Write the Next Chapter

Human beings, by our very nature, don’t like things that are “unfinished.”  We like things that are complete…whole… done.  When we experience things that are left unfinished, it makes us feel like something is off-kilter…or missing…or incomplete…and it can make us feel uncomfortable.   I don’t like it when walls that have been painted don’t have the trim … More Write the Next Chapter

Remember…

Christ is risen!  Christ is risen indeed!  I hear those words and they stir memories.  I remember hearing the pastor say those words when I was a child at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church.  And it draws me back to memories of getting up really early for that sunrise service, the Easter lilies, and of the … More Remember…