Two summers ago, I took a trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness with our youngest son, Sam. On our last day, we were paddling back to the outfitter’s when … Continue reading When God Whispers in Your Ear
We do it without even thinking about it. Somewhere between 12 and 16 times a minute, our chest contracts and then expands, and our lungs fill with air. The lungs … Continue reading Breath of Life
In his great book on adaptive leadership, “Canoeing the Mountains,” Tod Bolsinger tells the story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In August of 1805, Captain Meriwether Lewis stood at … Continue reading Way Off the Map
Dear friends, We are all well aware of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The leadership team at Trinity has been paying close attention to what is going on, and … Continue reading Trinity’s Response to the COVID-19 Virus
The power of water is an amazing thing to witness. Certainly, we saw that earlier this week. The heavy rains Thursday and the flooding between here and Rochester were a … Continue reading Nope. Never Again.
A number of years ago, I was in New Orleans for a continuing education conference. I was in the hotel lobby, deep in conversation with a colleague after the evening … Continue reading A Turn in the Story
This Lent, we are focusing our Wednesday, mid-week Lenten worship services on the word “Scarred.” God created the world and declared it to be “good.” But sin and brokenness entered … Continue reading Scarred
Every year, around 6 weeks before Easter, the Christian church celebrates Ash Wednesday. This year, Ash Wednesday falls on March 6. Tomorrow. You will see people walking around with black smudges on … Continue reading Ashes on our Forehead
At this time of year, there is energy, and excitement: The school year is rolling Sunday School, confirmation and adult faith formation launch this next week Today, we’re sending a … Continue reading Messy Relationships
“That Awkward In-Between Time” Luke 21:25-36 Todd Buegler November 28-29, 2015 Trinity Lutheran Church Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, and from Jesus, the Son of God … Continue reading That Awkward In-Between Time
This is another in the occasional series of posts responding to faith questions people wrote early last fall: The question: “It is promised in the Bible that we will not … Continue reading Does God Give You More Than You Can Handle?
Every morning, somewhere right around 6:00am, I crawl out of bed at the sound of the alarm, put on my coat and my boots, along with a stocking cap and … Continue reading Seasons