An Everyday Prayer

Dear God, I yelled at the dog I had a cookie for breakfast I was impatient with the children I sighed over another cold, snowy day I worried, and worried, and worried some more. Countless times I lose my way as your follower each day. Countless ways I wander in the darkness So much for … More An Everyday Prayer

Looking for Answers to Big Questions? Explore the “Prayer of Examen”

Should I go down this path or that one? Should I take the new job or keep my old one? What does God want me to do? What does God want me to change? How do I know where God is leading me? These are common questions that deal with the topic of discernment. Developed … More Looking for Answers to Big Questions? Explore the “Prayer of Examen”

On Prayer – a sermon from September 27, 2015 at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church – Audubon, MN

Among the scores of articles written this week about the pope’s visit, one that particularly caught my eye was an article about some of the disciplines the pope has in his life.  The article says he hasn’t watched television since 1990, he takes regular naps each day, goes to bed early, and each day he … More On Prayer – a sermon from September 27, 2015 at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church – Audubon, MN

Jesus Crush

I used to have a crush on Jesus. Perhaps that is the best way to put it – that time in my life when I was in eighth grade and first went head over heels for the Gospel.  Was it the gospel or was it the cute camp counselor who dressed up in a sheet … More Jesus Crush

Prayer (a mid-week meditation for Lent)

Last Wednesday at my church we began taking a closer look at the spiritual disciplines of Lent. Every year on Ash Wednesday we commit to these disciplines of self-examination, repentance, prayer, fasting, sacrificial giving and works of love – strengthened by the gifts of word and sacrament.  Last week we talked about self-examination and repentance.  … More Prayer (a mid-week meditation for Lent)