Month: July 2016

An Abundance of Things?!?

Luke 12:13-21 Grace and Peace to you from our Triune God. Amen. In less than two weeks I will have the opportunity to travel to Orlando for the Annual Chapter meeting of the Order of Lutheran Franciscans. I am looking forward to meeting people…

Reading for the Common Good by C. Christopher Smith: A Review

Chris Smith does a wonderful job of showing the connection between books and our everyday lives. The way that they shape our communities and churches and the impact that they can have on the growth of individuals. The encouragement he gives to promote books…

Ask, Search, Knock

Luke 11:1-13 Grace and Peace to you from our Triune God. Amen. When I read the headlines day in and day out, the thought at times pops into my head, what good does prayer do? We pray for peace among the nations, yet there…

Vacation Reading: A Review

A few weeks ago, before going on vacation, I ventured over to the library to see what I could find that was not so much theological and give my mind a rest. It seems that my mind seems to track that way anyway and…

Are You Listening?

Luke 10:38-42 Grace and peace to you from the Triune God. As we packed up our campsite last weekend we discussed what we were going to do for lunch since it was about noon and we were starting to get quite hungry. We decided…

Freedom in Christ

Galatians 6:1-16 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to set us free from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the…

Marathon Training Week 5

The weeks are ticking off quickly as I look towards running the Detroit Marathon in October. I am now 25% through my training program and I am amazed at how quickly the miles add up while training for a full instead of the half’s…