Celebrating through Stewardship- October 2020

“To sacrifice something is to make it holy by giving it away for love.” --Frederick Buechner in Wishful Thinking I had a volunteer office administrator for my first three months of ministry; she was an amazing and valuable help to me in getting to know the congregation and a great support.  The only problem [...]

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Reaching Our Full Potential – September 2020

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely,  and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of [...]

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You Are Courageous – August 2020

“We have it in us to be Christs to each other and maybe in some unimaginable way to God too—that's what we have to tell finally. We have it in us to work miracles of love and healing as well as to have them worked upon us. We have it in us to bless [...]

By |2020-09-17T10:12:01-05:00August 2nd, 2020|Northminster Times|Comments Off on You Are Courageous – August 2020

Embracing Change, Acting Through Faith – June/July 2020

I chose the Book of Acts for our Tuesday Zoom Bible Study quickly, with kind of a passing idea of matching where we’re at right now at Northminster.  As I cycled through possibilities in my mind, I stopped at Acts because I thought something like: “Strange new things at the start of the church for [...]

By |2020-09-17T10:09:58-05:00June 1st, 2020|Northminster Times|Comments Off on Embracing Change, Acting Through Faith – June/July 2020

Rock Solid Faith – May 2020

I’ve been amazed over the course of my life how many images have stayed with me from childhood Bible stories.  Certain stories remind me of the picture bible I received as a gift in grade school, other stories make me think of pictures (and words) from a read-along record set my Aunt and Uncle [...]

By |2020-09-17T10:10:08-05:00May 1st, 2020|Northminster Times|Comments Off on Rock Solid Faith – May 2020

I Want to Do It Myself – April 2020

I heard a silly little story once that has popped back into my mind this week. A man walks into a hardware store with a brand new tool belt and a purposeful walk.  He walks right up to the front counter and tells the salesperson:  “I want a new cabinet, and I want to do it [...]

By |2020-09-17T10:10:18-05:00April 1st, 2020|Northminster Times|Comments Off on I Want to Do It Myself – April 2020

Defining Love… – March 2020

Love can be a fuzzy word.  Over the course of my life, I’ve expressed my love (of course) for family and friends…but also for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Chicago Cubs, a handful of grade school crushes, days off, Thanksgiving breaks, and cheesecake.  Even the self-awareness brought by writing article led me to consider how often [...]

By |2020-09-17T10:10:29-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Northminster Times|Comments Off on Defining Love… – March 2020

Making Room for the Good Stuff – February 2020

Lent brings up all sorts of interesting ideas and reminiscences for me…but mostly I think about the things I have given up or tried to give up.  I started giving things up for Lent as a discipline about 20 years ago, and it has been (as much as I hate to say it) a [...]

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Happy Birthday 2020! – January 2020

I had my 43rd birthday a little over a month ago, and it came and went without any huge “birthday emotion” on my part.  While this isn’t any big news, I found the absence of emotion notable because birthdays—and really anything that demonstrates the passage of time—seems to carry more emotions the older I get, [...]

By |2020-09-17T10:10:50-05:00January 1st, 2020|Northminster Times|Comments Off on Happy Birthday 2020! – January 2020
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