It has been a hard week in Nebraska. With blizzards to the west, and 100-year floods in the east, it has been a hard week to be sure. There will be more posts about this in the coming days, and if you follow me on Facebook you have likely seen plenty of pictures of the
If you read this blog often, you know that gratitude has become a regular sub-theme of sorts here for me. So when I saw a friend ask the other day for strategies for promoting gratitude in daily life, I decided to think about what my daily gratitude practices look like. I’ll admit, I am human.
Tuesdays on the blog mean that I get to share links to things that I have found interesting and thought provoking over the previous week with all of you. To help make sense of all that I have read, I have grouped these links by the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector
The month of May marks one year of serving in my current call. As I think about this, there are two words that surmise how I am feeling a year in. Beyond grateful. Serving as the Nebraska Synod Director for Stewardship is a blessing. Each day is new and exciting. Each day brings new experiences,
This weekend (March 11th & 12th), I had the joy of visiting First Lutheran Church in Kearney, Nebraska. Pastor Sylvia Karlsson invited me to come, preach, and visit, as part of the congregation’s stewardship season of focus during Lent. Over the course of the weekend, I preached the following sermon, visited with many different people,
Back in college choir there was a warm-up that we would often do before concerts and performances to get us fired up. The words were simple enough, but as we said them, we built with intensity and expression, physically and verbally. Together the group would say in rhythm: I’m going to do, whatever I do
As I have done in previous Lents I am sharing a daily reflection as part of my Lenten discipline. This year I am using the “Wilderness Wanderings” theme compiled by the “Lent Photo a Day” group. The word appointed for today is “Rich.” First of all, Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope that you are getting a