Tomorrow is the seven-year anniversary of my ordination - the day I became a Pastor. I didn't declare myself a pastor, I wasn't elected pastor and I haven't even always wanted to be a pastor! It was the culmination of a long process that required hard work and sacrifice, but which ultimately was held in … Continue reading Pastors

If In Doubt, Talk It Out

I cannot say this enough: Talk. Communicate. Stop making assumptions. Don’t talk about people - talk to them. The longer you let things fester, the worse they get until they are irreparable. This goes for your marriage, kids, parents, friendships, and all relationships - with family, coworkers, bosses, teachers, pastors, neighbors, you name it. It … Continue reading If In Doubt, Talk It Out

Thoughts On a Confirmation Service

Today, our church celebrates confirmation. Confirmation in the Lutheran church is just that: confirmation by these young people of the faith that was given to them in baptism, taught to them by their parents, grandparents, godparents, pastors and teachers, and grown and nurtured in them by the Holy Spirit. Today, they stand before their church … Continue reading Thoughts On a Confirmation Service