This past week, Lori, Sam and I watched a documentary on Netflix called “14 Peaks.” It is the story of a man from Nepal, named Nimsdai Purja. Nimsdai grew up in Kathmandu. After he finished school and graducated, he decided to join the British army. (Nepal is a British protectorate). After serving four years, Nimsdai tried out for, and was … More What Do You Expect?
Hello friends! This past weekend, we promised you that we would let you know as soon as possible how the new (and unexpected) COVID and mask guidelines would affect our life together as a congregation. Our leadership teams have met and formulated new plans for Trinity and a timeline moving forward. Of course, if we’ve … More Trinity’s Updated Mask and COVID Policies
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
I love a parade! I consider myself now, something of an expert in parades. With several years under my belt of having two sons in the Owatonna Marching Band; I’ve put in my time. We’ve driven all over southern Minnesota, sitting in our folding chairs in strange towns, shaking hands with politicians I’ll never have … More Reality Check
We have visions in our mind of what the seasons of Advent and Christmas “look like.” When I think Christmas, I think of it as a cold and dark evening. I think of the lights of the Christmas tree and the smells of good food cooking and delicious goodness baking in the oven. And the sounds…I … More Cradle of Light
Mark 2:1-12 Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, and from Jesus, the Son of God who brings healing. Amen. My good friend, David Hunstad, was pretty sad when his back went completely out. It was probably 20 years ago, but I remember this like it was yesterday. We were at a youth … More …With a Little Help From Your Friends…