Sabbatical – Day 3 “A lament or lamentation is a passionate expression of grief, often in music, poetry, or song form. The grief is most often born of regret, or mourning. Laments can also be expressed in a verbal manner in which participants lament about something that they regret or someone that they have lost, and they are usually accompanied by wailing, moaning and/or crying. Laments constitute some of the … More Reclaiming Lament
Psalm 13 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I bear pain in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all day long?How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? Consider and answer me, O Lord my God! Give light to my eyes, or I … More How Long?
Human beings have an interesting and sometimes complicated relationship with our own emotions. As children, we try to learn to manage them. Everything is immediate and everything is a crisis. Then we hit puberty, and our emotions become a hormone fed firestorm. As then as young adults, we begin to learn to regulate our emotions, … More From Compassion to Action
As human beings, we sometimes miss things. We just do. We’ve all done it. We are supposed to see, or do, recognize something…and we just don’t. I think we can all admit that it happens to us. A few examples of what I’m talking about: A colleague of mine at my last congregation was doing … More Take a Walk
I’m in my office this morning as I write this, looking out the window and watching the kids who are a part of our VBS program playing games on the church’s front lawn. After watching the news for the last 24 hours, and seeing the horrific scenes from Orlando, watching these kids play together is pretty … More How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Orlando
“The Questions that Matter”Matthew 16:13-20Pastor Todd BueglerTrinity Lutheran ChurchAugust 23-24, 2014 Grace and peace to you, from God our Creator and from Jesus, who brings life. Amen. “What do I want to be when I grow up?” That was the question. That’s what I was wondering. I was 21 years old and it was … More The Questions that Matter
It has been a really weird two weeks. Two weeks ago tomorrow I announced my resignation as a pastor from Lord of Life Lutheran Church to take a new call as the senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna. So the emotional whirlwind from that announcement is swirling. I have been overwhelmed and touched, … More Mixed Feelings