Learning from our Youth

I think that sometimes we as adults discount the faith that the younger generation possesses.  We think that we have it all figured out and it’s our duty to teach them about God and faith and theology, and that they don’t have anything to teach us.  However, after my week in Colorado with the senior … Continue reading

Follow that cloud

Follow that cloud

You know those great earworms – the songs that get stuck in your head and you can’t stop replaying them? {Cue Taylor Swift singing Shake it Off if you want one that drives my 14-year-old son nuts.} I’ve been experiencing a version of that in the past week, but not with a song – with a passage … Continue reading

Finding Jesus

My husband and I watched the first episode of CNN’s “Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery.”  Following the episode CNN’s website offered “five things you probably didn’t know about Jesus.”  I’m replacing the website comments with mine. 1.) Jesus came from a nowhere little town. Would it have made a difference if Jesus had come from … Continue reading

Laughter

Laughter

Last night I had a million things to do.  It was the night before the second week of VBS that I direct for our church and I had a short list of things that needed attending.  The laundry keeps piling up in our busy house.  I need to sort through some old photos for a … Continue reading

Temptation

Temptation

Temptation. What an interesting word. If you say the word and draw it out slowly, it almost has a sensual, luscious feel. In church we say it when we recite the Lord’s Prayer so that we not be led into temptation. My typical response, however, is to let the phrases of the prayer roll off … Continue reading

Bathtub Drains

I am an oxymoron – a quick procrastinator. You see, I can be great at organizing to get a job done, but truth be told I am equally proficient at intentional delay. Add to that a liberal dose of worry and you have a controller that can fixate on issues which never materialize (or at … Continue reading

Up On the Mountaintop

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to go with both the junior high and senior high kids to Lutheran Valley Retreat in Woodland, CO, for their Colorado Camp trip.  It was an awesome trip, filled with lots of memorable moments.  Our high school students had the opportunity to do service projects around camp the … Continue reading

Be the church

Last Sunday was one of the coolest Sundays ever for me at Beautiful Savior in LaVista, Nebraska. “Make a Difference Sunday” followed an emotional weekend where the entire church paid tribute to our beloved Senior Pastor Keith Grimm, who accepted a call to serve a congregation in the Minneapolis area. It is definitely apparent that God is doing … Continue reading