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Grant Writing as Storytelling

I realized the other day that one reason I do not have quite as much free time for creative writing is because I have done so much other writing the past eighteen months. The bulk of the writing has been … Continue reading

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More Neighbor Love

Pastor’s Column in Trinity’s June 2021 Epistle Dear Friends in Christ, I received my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine in February (I was eligible because I help distribute food through The Traveling Table, a partner of our garden). I felt … Continue reading

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Gardens and Lutherans Restoring Creation

Last Wednesday I was part of a Connections Call hosted by Lutherans Restoring Creation. The other panelists represented gardens/prairies on Chicago’s Southside and Madison, Wisconsin. The stories were remarkable and I was honored to be on the panel. Follow this … Continue reading

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May 16, 2021

Prayer of the Day Gracious and glorious God, you have chosen us as your own, and by the powerful name of Christ you protect us from evil. By your Spirit transform us and your beloved world, that we may find … Continue reading

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May 9, 2021

Prayer of the Day O God, you have prepared for those who love you joys beyond understanding. Pour into our hearts such love for you that, loving you above all things, we may obtain your promises, which exceed all we … Continue reading

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Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

It is always an interesting experience to pray at the Kiwanis Club’s annual Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast in Nampa. This was I think my third time leading a prayer. Kudos to Doug Armstrong (former exec of KTVB and current Chaplain … Continue reading

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May 2, 2021

Prayer of the Day O God, you give us your Son as the vine apart from whom we cannot live. Nourish our life in his resurrection, that we may bear the fruit of love and know the fullness of your … Continue reading

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Yes in God’s Backyard

In February and March 2021, I was honored to participate in Leap Housing Solution’s Yes In God’s Backyard (YIGBY) Panel. My deep thanks to Leap’s Exec Director Bart Cochran for assembling this group. I hope the stories from these three … Continue reading

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May Column

May 2021 Column for Trinity Lutheran, Nampa Epistle Dear Friends in Christ,       This Easter Season we are making our way through the letter of First John. The letter contains such iconic lines as these: “If we say we have no … Continue reading

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May Congregational Letter

May 1, 2021 Dear Friends in Christ, We are excited to build upon our successes and give a preview of our plan and goals for the next chapter of the pandemic. First, our worship schedule beginning Sunday, May 2 will be: Indoor … Continue reading

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