Tag: Healing

Healed in Christ

June 23, 2019 Luke 8:26-39 The morning burned so August-hot, the marsh’s moist breath hung the oaks and pines with fog. The palmetto patches stood unusually quiet except for the low, slow flap of the heron’s wings lifting from the lagoon. And then, Kya,…

The Sabbath is for Us!

June 3, 2018 Mark 2:23 – 3:6   Many of us may know the 3rd Commandment, but are we following it? Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy. Rolf Jacobson, professor at Luther Seminary, thought this seemed a little too polite and rewrote…

God’s Promise of Forgiveness

March 18, 2018 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Every Master of Divinity student in the ELCA is required to take CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education). Usually this occurs after your first year of seminary. During CPE you become a chaplain, usually in a hospital setting, and care for…

God’s Promise of Healing

Numbers 21:4-9 These past few weeks we have heard the Word of God spoken to the people of Israel through covenants that abound with hope. We have encountered God in the remnants of  the flood and the promise of commitment that has been made with Noah…

A Review: Wounds Are Where Light Enters by Walter Wangerin, Jr.

Thanks to Englewood Review of Books for the advance copy and publishing this review. Walter Wangerin Jr. has become one of the quintessential story tellers of this day and age. His stories break through the mundane and add a personal touch to everything that he…

Called to Serve

February 4, 2018 Mark 1:29-39 Preparing a meal for over 100 people weekly can be a challenge. That challenge is multiplied when your ingredients are dependent upon what the local food warehouse receives for the week. Imagine getting, 10 lbs of leeks. Ever tried…

Grace Amid Heartbreak

August 6, 2017 Romans 9:1-5 James and Elena were longing for the wedding of their dreams. They were both in their early thirties, so they each had some time to think about what that wedding may look like. It would be a fabulous celebration…