Tag: rest

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus- an Advent devotional for Dec. 9, 2017

This Advent season I am going to reflect on a hymn or carol daily as part of my spiritual practices. I am not sure where all these reflections will take me, but in conversation with my spiritual director, I am going to leave room for both “the head stuff” and “the heart stuff.” Some days

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Christ’s Invitation to Rest, Abundant Life, and our Response

Today I had the privilege to be invited to preach and lead worship, as well as a Bible Study on part 3 of the five gifts of discipleship, by my friends and colleagues Pastors Rebecca and Rich Sheridan at Bethel Lutheran Church in Omaha. Thank you for the invitation friends! What follows is the majority

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Preaching on Stewardship- July 9, 2017

Every Monday I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings by the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary are as follows: Sunday July 9, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- Time after Pentecost 5A Lectionary 14 First Lesson: Zechariah 9:9-12

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11 Leadership Lessons from Moving

My wife Allison and I just moved across country, as we begin new roles for this year as Allison will serve a pastoral internship and I will serve as a congregation’s mission developer. This partly explains why the blog has been a bit quieter than usual lately as we have moved and been settling into

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