May 2018
Do You Remember?

Easter really doesn’t seem that long ago, and yet you might be surprised to learn that Ascension Day was last week, 39 days after Easter Sunday (Acts 1:3-11).  It represents the day Jesus is traditionally believed to have ascended into heaven – concluding His first earthly ministry.  Then the “1st century church” began. We......

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Looking Back
May 01, 2018

Looking Back

I do some dumb things.  Earlier this week I lost my car keys.  I had just driven the car about an hour previously and pulled it into the driveway, so I knew the keys couldn’t...

Pass the Salt Please
April 12, 2018

Pass the Salt Please

Ah – my senses are alive with the signs of spring everywhere in Minnesota right now: the sounds of windshields being scraped, the exhaust fumes of powered snow removal equipment, and the beautiful glare of...

Who Is My Neighbor?
April 04, 2018

Who Is My Neighbor?

Loving our Neighbors “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27...

Still Playing Hide-and-Seek?
April 02, 2018

Still Playing Hide-and-Seek?

Did you get to join in an Easter egg hunt last weekend? My kids have outgrown egg hunts, but I still play hide-and-seek. When I was 16 and a new driver, I had very little...

Holy Week - Saturday
March 31, 2018

Holy Week – Saturday

Holy Week – Saturday In the course of a week, Jesus has gone from celebrated guest of a parade thrown in His honor to executed enemy of the state. Saturday – the Sabbath – is...

Holy Week - Friday
March 30, 2018

Holy Week – Friday

Holy Week – Friday In the early Friday morning hours after midnight while Jesus is praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, Judas arrives with a mob carrying torches, swords, and clubs.  Judas kisses Jesus in...

Holy Week - Thursday
March 29, 2018

Holy Week – Thursday

Holy Week – Thursday There’s no denying that the name “Maundy Thursday” is peculiar. You may have never heard that name, but even if you have – you’re probably wondering “Why do we call it...

Holy Week - Wednesday
March 28, 2018

Holy Week – Wednesday

Holy Week – Wednesday “Guess what day it is? Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike – guess what DAY IT IS?!” “HUMP DAAAAY!” If they had played that commercial in Jerusalem during Holy Week, I can’t...

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