No Place Too Far

In 2016, ABC News ran a story about a woman named Tiffany Otterbeck.  Tiffany and her husband had had a baby, she’d gone on parental leave, and now, she had returned to work.  One night, even though she was exhausted from working all day and then caring for her young daughter, she decided that she was … More No Place Too Far

Way Off the Map

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 the freshwater spring that was the source of the Missouri River.  It had been a long and painful journey.  He and his company had been … More Way Off the Map

Days of Transition

The school buses are back.  This week, during my commute to work, I found myself yielding extra space to the large yellow carriers of our children as they make their way to school to learn and grow. It is a sign that the season has changed.  The long, warm days of summer are vanishing, to … More Days of Transition


“Relentless” Luke 15:1-10 Pastor Todd Buegler September 10 & 11, 2016 Trinity Lutheran Church Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, and from Jesus, the Son of God who seeks the lost! Amen. Psychologists tell us that a fundamental human fear is that of being lost. Humans have a strong, emotional reaction to … More Relentless

Who’s Leading Who?

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?