Category: Everyday Life

Communion in a time of QUARANTINE

“For times like these, when our heart feels too sorely pressed, this comfort of the Lord’s Supper is given to bring us new strength and refreshment.” Martin Luther in The Large Catechism As we find ourselves in this time of orders to “Stay Home,…

The Gospel of Inclusion by Brandan Robertson, Book Review

There are many books available on the market that explore what it means to be part of the LGBT+ community in the Church of Christ. Those that are opposed to full LGBT+ inclusion often use scripture to make their point known for all that…

Book Review: Shameless by Nadia Bolz-Weber

In her latest book, Nadia Bolz-Weber, opens up a topic that many in the church attempt to stay clear from. While the entire basis of our life on earth is contingent upon our ability to have sex, it has often times been a taboo…

Living in the Mystery

It has been quite a while since I read¬†The Shack¬† by Wm. Paul Young. I recall being touched by it when I first read it, and was kind of excited to find out that it was being made into a movie. I am not…

The World Has Not Come to an End

Though it may seem like it. What a bitter election season we have just experienced. I sat down last night to watch the returns with a pit in my stomach that must have been anticipating the outcome that I would wake up to this…

Halfway Through Marathon Training!

After today’s 14 mile long run, I am now halfway through my training for the Detroit Marathon. Woohoo!!!!!!! I have been tested through this time as I wonder why I decided to run 26.2 miles. The truth is that I wanted to prove to…

Pushing It To The Next Level

Here we go!!! A funny thing happened along the way as I look towards turning 40. No, I am not there yet, but it is less than a year away! I started running about 9 years ago, and at that time it was more…

My Favorite Podcasts!

So, do you have any favorite podcasts? Do you know what a podcast is? I have been listening to several favorites for the last couple of years as well as adding some newer ones recently. For those of you still wondering what a podcast…

Podcast: OnBeing

I subscribe to many different podcasts that I listen to during the week (another blog later down the road). One of the most recent ones that I have listened to is an episode of OnBeing by Krista Tippett. Her interview with Martin Sheen is…

Book Review: Simplify: 7 Guiding Principles to Help Anyone Declutter Their Home and Life

This is a great book to get people thinking about their way of life and to examine where we may go a little overboard in our possessions. Every time that we move I think to myself that we have way too many things and…