I only remember having one conversation with my father about race. When his enlistment in the United States Marine Corps was complete, he returned home to Minneapolis, found work, and married my mom. As a veteran, he was eligible for benefits that included the GI Bill, which he used to purchase their first home. Mom and dad … More Critical Race Theory: Nothing to Fear
I have a confession to make. I sometimes confuse what I want, with what I need. Anyone else? Anyone? Yeah. I suspect that I am not alone in that. Do I want the newest version of the iPhone? Or do I need the newest version of the iPhone? Ok. It’s a clearly a want. Do … More Wants and Needs
When the plane takes off from the Montego Bay airport, you look out the window up into the hills, towards where Westhaven is and you ask yourself “I wonder what the kids are up to right now?” Of course, the “kids” are the children and young adults of Westhaven. When you spend time there, your … More Mission Jamaica Day 8 – Saturday
When I’m driving, I love pulling up behind cars that have a lot of bumper stickers. I don’t know what it is, but I kind of get a kick out of seeing what they say. I think when people put bumper stickers, or window stickers on their cars, they are trying to tell us something, … More A Bumper Sticker Kind of Faith
Hubert Humphrey was a former two-time senator from the State of Minnesota, vice-president of the United States and a candidate for president in 1968. In 1978, when he died, hundreds of people, former presidents, politicians and diplomats from across the world attended his funeral. The question that caused the most speculation was, would former President … More Welcome Home!
There are moments and experiences that you remember, because something special happened. Mission Jamaica is one of those experiences. When you put blend the children of Westhaven with a team of people who are willing to let themselves be open to whatever comes up…God shows up! And amazing things happen. So I want to end … More Mission Jamaica Saturday – Day 8 (Headed Home)
On Sunday, November 20, Trinity is going to be holding a brief, special congregational meeting after the 9:30am worship and prior to the 10:45am service. There are two agenda items for our meeting: To vote to accept the gift of a home from the estate of Dorothy Turtness, a long time member who died this … More The Gift of a Home
“Where You’re From” John 6:35, 41-51 Pastor Todd Buegler Trinity Lutheran Church August 1 & 2, 2015 Grace and peace to you, from God our Creator and from Jesus Christ, our Savior, and Lord. Amen. So here’s my question for you today. It shouldn’t be too taxing: “Where are you from?” Where do you come … More Where You’re From
A question I am frequently asked now is “How is the dog?” Many of you are probably aware that after a great deal of family negotiation (and stalling) the Buegler family finally stepped firmly into the world of dog ownership a little over two weeks ago. To answer your question: Our dog, Kennedy, is doing well. … More Who’s Leading Who?