Pastor’s Blog

A Fond Farewell!

A Fond Farewell! Dear Friends of Faith, how I love you and will miss you! When I began my work here (on April Fools day!), I began it with a Maundy Thursday invitation to take off our shoes, recognize that all of us stand on humble footing, and love each other “stinky feet and all,” …

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A Year of Blessing

A Year of Blessing When have you been blessed? How did you know? Doug was blessed when his Prince of Peace and Arlee folks threw him a farewell party, sang him a song, and told him how he had touched their lives. I’m blessed when Doug makes dinner, hugs me, and tells me he loves …

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First Things First

      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 …

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On the Pastor’s Heart: Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore (and what we might do about it)

On the Pastor’s Heart: Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore (and what we might do about it) Ok, so we don’t like it, but many of us know in our hearts that something’s not right between Christian churchgoers and non-churchgoing folk. And many of us feel something is missing in our own experiences …

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Way to Go!

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 know God’s …

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