Like Clockwork

Every weekday morning, our alarm goes off at 5:30am. After getting up, getting moving, tending to the dog and the cat, I head to the gym. I step onto the treadmill and look at my watch. It is almost always 6:01am as I press the “Start” button. (Or, 6:02am if I’m moving slowly.) I do … More Like Clockwork

Something Different

The people were angry.  They were.  The Jewish people had been robbed of their land, and their dignity.  They were subjects to the Romans, their rights had been taken away and the Roman soldiers were regularly mistreating, beating and even killing those who broke any kind of law or rule.  Emotions were high, and the people were angry. Enter … More Something Different

The Giant Plus Sign

Growing up in south Minneapolis, when the Minneapolis Star, our afternoon newspaper would come, I’d always grab it and go straight to the comic pages.  I’m sure many of you remember the comic strip called: “Dennis the Menace.”  I always loved that one.  I don’t know…I guess I just kind of related to him in … More The Giant Plus Sign

You Too

There is a young girl who comes up with her family when we serve Holy Communion.  When I see her coming in my line, I always smile…because I know what is coming. When it is her “turn” in line, she steps up to me with a big smile.  Her mom is standing behind her, usually … More You Too

Thanksgiving Part II

The Thanksgiving holiday reminds us to be grateful.  It reminds us of the tremendous abundance with which we have been blessed.  It reminds us that God gives out of an overflowing sense of grace.  We celebrate these gifts…we feast…and we move into the season of Advent, hopefully remembering these important lessons from the season. But … More Thanksgiving Part II

All In

“All In” Luke 14:25-33 Pastor Todd Buegler September 3 & 4, 2016 Trinity Lutheran Church Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, and from Jesus, the Son of God who chooses us in our baptism! Amen. It’s a conversation that happens fairly regularly in the Buegler home: It’s usually late afternoon, and either … More All In