Do Not Worry

Please read Luke 12:22-34 for today.I’m sure you have read this passage before, but maybe not at a time such as this. I wonder what I worried about Feb 25, 2020. Whatever it was, I’m pretty sure those worries pale in comparison to my worries these days. Maybe that is...

Stories of Turning

This season of Lent our theme is “We are turning.” Lent, this season of spring, serves as a time of reorientation, of turning back to God.  Repentance is a part of that, as it reframing, reimagining, refocusing, and simply turning around to get a new view....

Continuing Education in Prayer

Please read Luke 11:1-13 for today.He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom...

Puppets and Parables

On our trip to New York City in July 2019, our project was to lead Vacation Bible School at two churches in New York City.  I was working with the youth on the story team and the first day’s story was the Good Samaritan.  We gathered together the night...

A 2000 Year-Long Trajectory

Yesterday morning I had to set my alarm a little earlier than usual.  I was expected to be on a 7am video conference with the other members of the Iringa Lutheran Center board of directors.  Half of the members of our board were in Iringa and half of us were...

Global Harmony Labyrinth

As we enter Lent our theme is “We Are Turning.” One way that we experience the power of turning in perspective and direction is by walking or praying a labyrinth. Labyrinths are ancient symbols that take us on a journey of wholeness. These maze-like paths are both...