The Candles of Advent

They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. Luke 2:9b-10 Asbury celebrates the four Sundays before Christmas by lighting one candle for each Sunday that signifies our...

Breaking News

Cyndi and I try to catch 30 minutes of national and world news each night. Without fail the anchor begins with some form of “Breaking news!” The words and tone of voice aim to build tension. Hopefully, to bring us to the edge of our seats and keep us there...

Let Your Life be about Life

For the past six weeks we have talked about life. Not the sort of life that is too often found among friends, families and strangers where death is at the centerfold of their conversations and actions. Rather, we talked about allowing our lives be about living life in...

Community Organizing

I attended a gathering last night with persons from other churches and nonprofits to talk about community organizing. A persons with knowledge and experience led our discussion who traveled from Minneapolis and works for the Lutheran denomination in Chicago. I enjoy...

Life-long Learning

One of my most treasured divine blessings is that I am a “life-long learner.” I long ago was able to put aside the obvious statement of fact that this also means that I still have a lot to learn. I am ok with sharing my deficit that I am not the...