When the Call Comes

A young couple left Haiti, seeking a better life. The storms, the earthquakes and the political instability left them feeling unsafe. They were expecting their first child, and they wanted that child to grow up where there was a greater sense of hope and promise for the future. They made their way to Mexico and … More When the Call Comes

On Why Words Matter

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, … More On Why Words Matter

10,000 Steps

10,000 steps every day.  That’s what they that we should walk to maintain health and fitness.  10,000 steps every day. It’s common now to see people wearing Fitbits, Apple watches and other devices on their wrists that count their steps, monitor heart rates and remind people to get up and move. Wellness is a good … More 10,000 Steps

Paper Thin

One of my favorite authors, Henri Nouwen wrote: Jesus is God-with-us, Emmanuel.  The great mystery of God becoming human is God’s desire to be loved by us.  By becoming a vulnerable child, completely dependent on human care, God wants to take away all distance between the human and the divine. I’ve always both dreaded and … More Paper Thin

Mercy and Unity

“Mercy and Unity” Mark 9:38-50 Todd Buegler September 26-27, 2015 Trinity Lutheran Church Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, and from Jesus, the Son of God and Savior of the world! Amen. This week, the news has been dominated by coverage of the visit of Pope Francis. This is admittedly a huge … More Mercy and Unity