I love almost everything about bonfires.  I love the warmth that a bonfire gives.  I love the color of the flames.  I love the smell of the burning firewood.  I love the crackling sound the fire makes.  I love when the marshmallow blends over the chocolate in the s’more.  I love the good conversations that … More Ashes

Flipping Hearts

In the evening, when Lori and I sit on the couch and we flip on the TV, I’ll surf up or down the channel lineup.  It drives Lori a bit nuts, but as often as not, when channel-surfing, I’ll stop when I run across one of those house-flipping shows.  You know the ones, where they … More Flipping Hearts

God Chooses

This piece first appeared in the “Pastor’s Perspective” column of the Owatonna People’s Press; September 17, 2016 “A leper came to Jesus begging him, and kneeling he said to him, ‘If you choose, you can make me clean.’ Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I do … More God Chooses


“Forgiven” John 4:7-15 Pastor Todd Buegler March 8, 2016 (Wednesday Evening Lenten Service) Trinity Lutheran Church     Grace and peace to you from God our creator, and from Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior. Amen. I have a confession to make. Here it is: I hate confessing. I can’t stand admitting my mistakes, my … More Forgiven