Category archives: Pastor's Blog

  • A Faith-Full Reformation500   “It was a time of turmoil, lust and power,” the Luther Rock Opera (yes, there is such a thing!) vocalists sing of Martin Luther’s college years in the early 1500’s. Not so different from our day, eh? The Roman Catholic church of Luther’s time was led by no... [read more]
  •       I ran into a friend checking out at Safeway yesterday and asked how it’s going. “Running!” He told me, shaking his head. “Well, I hope you enjoy what you’re doing!” I grinned. We are speedy folk! As I write in the dog days of August, I’m ALREADY feeling pressure to be fully prepared when sc... [read more]
  • Way to Go!   As I write, I’m listening to grandparents struggling with their toddler. Over and over, they say, “Don’t do this! Don’t do that! No, Mikey! No, No, No!” Personally, I love how Luther explains and turns the Commandments from a list of no, no’s into an invitation to come to... [read more]
  • Pausing at the Station(s) I’ve been thinking about “stations” lately. The station I visit most often sells gas. I stop there to refuel one tank and empty another. On long trips, we stretch and scrounge food and drink. With kids and dogs along, gas stations and rest stops are recreational, too. T... [read more]
  • “Not my will, but yours, be done.” So are you tired of hearing I don’t swim? Well, I’m learning! My growing edge this week is the side stroke: learning to let my hands be paddles, to allow my body to be straight, to exert as efficiently as I can, then, finally, to allow the water to support me and ... [read more]
  • Disturbing…Good! A few years back, they plowed up the pasture in front of my athletic club. From my squirrel cage (I mean elliptical machine), I watched the tractor pull the blades back and forth, turning soil, opening it up to rain and seed and a new crop…oats for hay, it turned out. The dis... [read more]
  • Hearing Voices…Experiencing God Pastor Brenda Satrum I was ruined long ago. As a child, I inhabited fantasy worlds—Narnia, the Wild West, Middle Earth, even the odd 70’s households of I Dream of Jennie and Bewitched. I preferred realities filled with magic, impossible and urgent quests, and stron... [read more]
  • Re-forming Faith in 2017   O holy child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray; Cast out our sin, and enter in, be born in us today. We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell; Oh, come to us, abide with us, our Lord, Immanuel! “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” text Phillip... [read more]
  • It’s About Trust By Pastor Brenda   Some of us are certain: “NO WAY!” I can’t CRAM one more thing into my life!   I’ve heard the dismay of parents telling me, “I wasn’t going to have the kid doing two sports at once, but his friends are there, good friends, and if he’s home, he’... [read more]
  • Summer Sabbath A drive from Hamilton, MT, to Greeley, CO, gives a person space and time and a whole lot of high country. We saw the deer and the antelope playing! A fitting prelude to sabbatical. Sabbath, Shabat, or sabbatical time is precious and rare these days. We know and declare that God ... [read more]