Monthly Archives: November 2013

Farewell

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Dear Our Saviour’s, One thing is certain. God’s timing can come as a surprise. And this may come as a complete surprise. I have accepted a call to be Lead Pastor of Joy Lutheran Church in … Continue reading

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“Love you buddy!”

  I am all about “sticky phrases;” a few words that people remember that carry a depth of meaning, emotion, and experience. Some of the phrases I lean on are: “We’ll figure it out. We always do.” “No worries. It’s … Continue reading

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In the Word – If You Want Something Done Right …

If you want something done right, do it yourself. Some background, Saul has become Israel’s first king. God apparently got tired of their whining, “But everyone else has a king!” and gave into their desires. Saul was anointed by the … Continue reading

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In the Word – R.I.P Time, Talent, and Treasure

  There are certain religious phrases I wish would R.I.P! One such phrase is “Time, talent, and treasure.” Churches use this phrase to encourage people to be good stewards (aka managers) of what God has given them. Gifted with musical … Continue reading

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In the Word – Hide and Seek

Everyone else had a king, why shouldn’t they? It came time for the Israel to choose their first bona fide king!  And what better way to choose a king than draw straws? Spoiler alert. God had already made it pretty … Continue reading

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