Reclaiming Lament

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.[1] Laments constitute some of the … More Reclaiming Lament

How Long?

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?

Take a Walk

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

Mixed Feelings

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