My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love. (I John 4:7-8) 12-14 So, chosen by God for this new life of … Continue reading What Does God say about Love
Sermon - December 29, 2019 Beginning today and going through Easter, the Sunday morning readings are centered on the gospel of Mark. Mark is considered to be the oldest, the first of the four gospels written. It is very similar in nature to Matthew and Luke. Each of the four gospels begin very differently. The … Continue reading Immediately
Many of us are spending more time on the internet and on computers than we ever have before just trying to stay in touch with each other and communicate differently for our work. When I was on a Zoom call earlier this week with some members of our congregation and I asked them what were … Continue reading What Does God Think of Me?
Anxiety and Worry…What does the Bible say?“An anxious heart weighs a person down, but a kind word cheers” (Proverbs 12:25, NIV).“I sought the LORD, and the Lord heard me, and delivered me from all my fears” (Psalm 34:4).“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say about Anxiety and Worry?
In these strange times of Covid-19 I have been thinking more about fear and anxiety and how to think about it in terms of faith. There have been so many times when I am feeling anxious that turning to the Bible has been the only thing that has brought me comfort. So, if you are … Continue reading What Does God Say About Fear?
When I was reading the scripture for today from Philippians and how Paul writes that he counts all his accomplishments and credentials as nothing next to the beauty of knowing Christ, I was reminded of the story of Saint Francis of Assissi. Saint Francis was the son of wealthy parents. In fact, his father … Continue reading Sermon – Where Do You Find Your Peace? (10/8/17)
Reflections on Shuffle-Play Betty’s Diner By Carrie Newcomer During seminary, I was a bartender for a few months in a tiny northern town bar. My mother needed some major surgery and so I decided to take a few months off from classes to live back at home and help out – although I’m not sure … Continue reading Betty’s Diner
Reflections on Shuffle-Play Running With the Wolves – Cloud Cult The nights were so quiet there. Seven miles from one town, eight from another – our closest neighbors were cows, coyotes, and wild hogs. The Texas sun nearly melted our Minnesota bones many times over – so when I wanted to run, I ran at … Continue reading Running With the Wolves
Reflections on Shuffle-Play Raise Your Glass By Pink I hardly ever drink alcohol anymore. This isn’t a religious decision – if you know anything about Lutherans, you know that we don’t mind drinking now and then. However, I have come to a point in life where I am able to clearly see how alcohol mostly … Continue reading Raise Your Glass