Worshiping at St. Andrew’s Lutheran in Mahtomedi

On Sunday, I had the opportunity to worship with the community at the contemporary worship service of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, Minnesota. St. Andrew’s is a congregation much larger than Trinity, but I would describe their congregational culture and style as being very similar. They have a beautiful, giant sanctuary, and then a … More Worshiping at St. Andrew’s Lutheran in Mahtomedi

Cutting Away

This morning, I dropped our dog, Kennedy, off at the groomers for his “every 8 weeks” clean up session. When he came out, his har had been thinned out a bit (good for summer), he smelled much better, and he was sporting a stylish, new bandanna. After lunch, I went out into the back yard … More Cutting Away

Heart Reading

I love to read.  I really do.  One of my very favorite times is when I get to sit down for an hour or two and just read.  And books are just about my very favorite things.  Books are windows into a broader world.  They can take me places, sometimes to explore and sometimes (to … More Heart Reading