Sunrise, Sunset

Reflections on Shuffle Play Sunrise, Sunset – Fiddler on the Roof Soundtrack And they are off. I got my babies up early and onto the bus and another school year has begun. I woke up with the song, “Sunrise, Sunset” going through my mind. It is a bit sad and melancholic – like my mood … More Sunrise, Sunset

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

Transfiguration

It was thirty years ago or so when I experienced something I could call a transfiguration story. It was thirty years or so ago when I could relate deeply and truly for the first time to what Peter is going through and saying in the gospel for today.  Peter’s experience was on a mountaintop face … More Transfiguration

Lenten Discipline

During the church season of Lent, it isn’t uncommon to hear church-y folks talk about a “Lenten discipline”.  Well, at least I know some pastors talk about it and in the liturgy for Ash Wednesday, the congregation will often pledge to commit to the discipline of Lent: repentance, prayer, fasting, and works of love as … More Lenten Discipline

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