God’s Promise of Community

Exodus 20:1-17 I don’t know about you, but the weather that we have had this past couple of weeks has lifted my spirits and fostered the notion that it is about time to start some spring cleaning. A chance to get rid of those things that are unnecessary and distract. A chance to focus on… Continue reading God’s Promise of Community

God’s Promise of New Life

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 What’s in a name? Companies will spend millions of dollars in research and product testing to determine what names will get the best reaction and eventually make them the most money. Now, we don’t do that when we are choosing the names of our children. We may float them by a few… Continue reading God’s Promise of New Life

God’s Promise of Commitment

Genesis 9:8-17 I had the opportunity while being a counselor for the Summer Sampler program at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, to explore and hear stories about The Ark and how it had changed the lives of many young people where it was located. The Ark was an after school program located in an under served neighborhood… Continue reading God’s Promise of Commitment

To What are We Listening?

February 11, 2018 Mark 9:2-9 Who remembers playing telephone when you were younger? Perhaps, you weren’t that young when you played it the last time. I have participated in playing telephone during leadership retreats. I have had the confirmation students play it before. It is a great exercise to determine who is really listening to… Continue reading To What are We Listening?

Waiting…

20th July 1946: Queues forming outside a bakery in Streatham High Street, London, on the last day before bread rationing is introduced. (Photo by Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty Images)

November 12, 2017 Matthew 25:1-13 We spend a lot of our lives waiting. Waiting in lines at the grocery store, for amusement park rides, in traffic on the highway, for a doctor’s appointment. Yet we get very impatient when things do not come to us as fast as we would like them to. Waiting is… Continue reading Waiting…