Ashes on our Forehead

Every year, around 6 weeks before Easter, the Christian church celebrates Ash Wednesday.  This year, Ash Wednesday falls on March 6.  Tomorrow.  You will see people walking around with black smudges on their foreheads.  It is an ancient tradition that the church practices to mark the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a season when Christians … More Ashes on our Forehead

On Jesus’ List

To be honest, when I first heard that Ash Wednesday, 2018, was going to land on Valentine’s Day, it was a little startling.  There are, after all, some pretty distinct contrasts: Valentine’s Day is associated with the color pink.  Ash Wednesday?  With the color black. Valentine’s Day is associated with receiving the gifts of candy, … More On Jesus’ List

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

What is Ash Wednesday?

Q:  What do President Donald Trump, Beyonce, Jimmy Fallon, Rush Limbaugh, Queen Elizabeth, Pastor Dean and you all have in common? A:  Your humanity. Setting aside everything these people have accomplished, everything they’ve done and everything they have achieved, the thing we share is that we all walk this world.  We are physically made of … More What is Ash Wednesday?

It Is Complete

“It is Complete” The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ Rev. Todd Buegler Trinity Lutheran Church April 3, 2015 Good Friday Grace and peace to you, from God our Creator and from Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen. The first word from the cross tonight is from Luke 23:34. “Father, forgive them, for they … More It Is Complete