Remember

I was baptized at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church in South Minneapolis on June 6, 1965. Don’t bother doing the math. There is nothing particularly remarkable about that day…it was just a day like any other.  June 6, 1965 was the 21st anniversary of the D-Day invasion in World War 2.  On that day, the top 3 songs on … More Remember

Gifts that Build

So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church. 1 Corinthians 14:21 Everything has a purpose…a reason…a “why.” The gifts of God, the fruits of the Spirit, are given for a purpose. And as the recipients of these gifts, that … More Gifts that Build

What Do You Expect?

This past week, Lori, Sam and I watched a documentary on Netflix called “14 Peaks.”  It is the story of a man from Nepal, named Nimsdai Purja.  Nimsdai grew up in Kathmandu.  After he finished school and graducated, he decided to join the British army.  (Nepal is a British protectorate).  After serving four years, Nimsdai tried out for, and was … More What Do You Expect?

Them and Us

If you drive along Minnesota’s north shore, 30-40 minutes up highway 61 past Duluth, you will come to the lovely little town of Two Harbors.  When you get to Two Harbors, you take a right onto Waterfront Drive, and go until you get about half-way down the hill, towards Lake Superior.  You will come to the intersection … More Them and Us

To Be Born Again

“To Be Born Again” Rev. Todd Buegler Trinity Lutheran Church May 30-31, 2015 John 3:1-17 Grace and peace to you, from God our Creator and from our Lord and risen Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. There are times when life gets a little stale, boring and empty, when you do the same things over and over … More To Be Born Again