Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Following the Good Shepherd to forgiveness

“Grace, you’re a pastor.” The thought crosses my mind, poking at my contemptuous spirit. “You’re a pastor. You should forgive. You watch victims forgive...

Waiting for peace

I am a winter person. Where most people only see cold and dark, I see cozy sleepy days. Where some people dread, I anticipate....

Christmas

“To Peggy from Santa Claus.” I carefully removed the homemade tag from the package. Out tumbled a yellow-haired, red-cheeked rag doll with gangly legs. Not exactly what...

They that mourn

Simeon and Anna are two of my favorite biblical characters we encounter during the Christmas season. These two senior adults appear at the temple...

Joseph: Man of mercy

Several years ago, I was inspired to dig deeper into what we know about Joseph, the mysterious man who was Jesus’ earthly father and...

What a glorious gift

It was Christmas morning, and I sat amidst the hubbub of gift opening commotion. My brother and sisters were to the right and left,...

Why care about Luther and his reforms?

2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting 95 theses on the doors of the churches in the city of Wittenberg, including All...

Reformers and radicals

Five hundred years ago, a German monk by the name of Martin Luther sent out an invitation to debate 95 points of doctrine and...