Category Archives: Reflections

A Father’s Love

Originally posted on tvprays.org “For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now … Continue reading

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Grief and Hope

Originally published on tvprays.org Psalm 13 (from Evangelical Lutheran Worship) 1How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2How long shall I have perplexity in my mind, and grief in my heart, day after … Continue reading

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Rest and Healing

Newsletter/Epistle Column for August 2021 Dear Friends and Members of Trinity,      I confess that I do not have anything particularly spiritual to write this month. I want to take you up one of Idaho’s high mountain peaks and give you … Continue reading

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Peacemaking

Originally posted on tvprays.org John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be … Continue reading

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Faith Storytelling Workshop – One Model

Originally posted on Faith+Lead. In the previous blog post, I shared research on the gifts of storytelling, mentioning the workshop held in my congregation. What follows is a detailed description of that workshop.  Scripture and Identity On Saturday, February 15, … Continue reading

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The Gifts of Storytelling

Originally posted on Faith+Lead. In May 2020 I asked a parishioner to write for the new daily devotion blog created by our cluster of congregations. She passed that first time I asked her to write, but the second time I … Continue reading

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Interviewed by Latter-day Saints

I first met Nampa resident Kim Kellar my first spring here when a local LDS stake hosted a midweek Lenten soup supper and worship. Journeying with Mormons through Lent was as weird as it sounds but the conversation with Kim … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving for Night Sky

Originally posted on tvprays.org Last week I spent a few days at Luther Heights Bible Camp, between Stanley and Ketchum, with a friend. We were there to contribute, specifically to lead staff training sessions. But there are always gifts received … Continue reading

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Storytelling for City Council

A letter written to Nampa’s City Council, asking them to support a Conditional Use Permit for an affordable housing development. The Council denied the request for Copper Depot. Read the coverage of the 5-1 vote in our local newspaper. May … 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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