Privileges and Passings

At the recent memorial service for Joan & Jim Goepfert, I was tasked with describing how their lives were inextricably woven into the history of Prince of Peace. As Charter Members, joining during the first year of the church’s ministry in 1957-58, Joan & Jim lived faithfully to support the work of this church and the people who comprised it throughout its 64 years. One thing that…

This is the place…

In anticipation of an upcoming trip back into the mountains of Montana, I’ve been doing some daydreaming. Whenever I find myself in wild places at higher elevations and when the views are the most expansive, I often try to pick out places in the landscape where human activity is detectable. My eyes might be drawn to…

A “Super” Dose

During my routine annual visit with my doctor, I complained of how often I seemed to be catching little “bugs” that made me feel poorly. He suggested adding a “super-dose” of Vitamin C to my daily regimen. For about 20 years now I’ve taken a giant 1000mg pill every morning. While it hasn’t completely eliminated the occasional cold from my life, I’m convinced that their frequency has been drastically reduced.

Staff Transition

It is a bittersweet responsibility that I am writing to inform you Pastor Ruth Sorenson-Prokosch is resigning her call with Prince of Peace. I commend her letter to you (below) as it describes the gratitude we all share in her ministry among us these past three years.

Staying Cool

All this talk of air this week reminded me that our Minnesota summers include many days when the air just feels heavy and thick. During those hot days at the cabin last week, I experienced those moments when it felt like you have to wade through the air, like dragging your body through the waters of a lake or pool. At home, our air-conditioner is…