This is our dog’s favorite position. While Kennedy does enjoy walks, car rides and the occasional opportunity to bark at and chase squirrels, deer and rabbits, we will often walk into our living room to find him down and sleeping on his side, sometimes on the floor and sometimes on a chair. I’ve got to … More A Dog’s Life
There is a fundamental truth that I think we can all agree on: In life, you don’t always get what you expect. We get certain ideas, or visions in our mind of how something is going to be, and we can be surprised, shocked even, when the reality differs from these expectations. I think we’ve … More Seen, Known and Loved
Once upon a time, I would take families on a spring break mission trip to work at Westhaven Children’s Home in Jamaica. (I actually still do this. Look for the next trip over spring break, 2019!) About half the time, in the community I was serving, our spring break would coincide with Holy Week. As … More Don’t Miss the Middle
Last Sunday, the words “He is Risen!” were immediately responded to with the refrain “He is Risen Indeed!” Choruses of “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” were sung and around the world, 2.2 billion Christians gathered to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For people of Christian faith, this event changes everything. Jesus says in Matthew … More Resurrection! Alleluia! Now What?
It’s very quiet in the Sanctuary this morning. I came in early to prep the details for our Easter celebration service (Sunday morning, 6:00am, 8:15am, 9:30am and 10:45am). I made a pot of coffee, filled my cup and made my way to the Sanctuary. Somewhere in the distance in the building I can hear the … More In-Between
Sunday AM: As I look out of my office window this morning, I see snow blowing almost sideways by the wind…the snow is piled up and I know from my short walk into the building that the cold is intense. And so then I think back just a week. I was at a faith formation … More Opposites
“All the Difference” Rev. Todd Buegler Trinity Lutheran Church April 5, 2015 Mark 16:1-8 Easter Morning Grace and peace to you, from God our Creator and from our Lord and risen Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. What difference does Easter make? What difference does it make to know that God entered fully into human life? What … More All the Difference: An Easter Sermon
Easter is Coming by Dr. David Lose President; The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia davidlose.com But for many of us, this is not the ultimate reality There is too much pain and suffering in the world today Death has the last word It would therefore be foolish to say that The life and death of … More All the Difference