Category Archives: Reflections

Predecessors

A recent Living Lutheran article, titled Foremothers of Mission, was about domestic missionaries for a predecessor body of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Women were finally invited to do this work when men were fighting in World War II. … Continue reading

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Holidays in 2020

The evening of Wednesday, October 14, a dozen Trinity Lutheran, Nampa members gathered on the church’s lawn. We brought our own dinners, many were take-out, split into two smaller groups and brainstormed how to safely celebrate the fall/winter holidays in … Continue reading

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Sacred Spaces

Originally published on tvprays.org. 1The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and those who dwell therein. 2For the Lord has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers. 3Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord, and who … Continue reading

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Senses Awakened

Pastor’s Column for October 2020 Epistle Dear Friends in Christ, It seems only appropriate that our Old Testament readings the end of September through October (every Sunday but Reformation Sunday) report the Israelites time in the Wilderness. They are free … Continue reading

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What Shall I Pray?

Originally published on tvprays.org. Psalm 19 1The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. 2Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. 3There is no speech, nor are there words; their … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing – Through the Pandemic

Originally published on tvprays.org. “The home is the center of life. It is a refuge from the grind of work, the pressure of school, and the menace of the streets. We say that at home, we can ‘be ourselves.’ Everywhere … Continue reading

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Not Expendable

Originally published on tvprays.org “They make us sound so expendable,” was a comment made a few months ago by several people in my congregation and in my family/friend circle. What did they mean? These elderly people were repeating the sentiment … Continue reading

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What Is Ours To Do

Column for Trinity’s September Epistle/Newsletter Dear Friends in Christ, I suppose there is some danger in comparing our times to eras in sacred scripture because no metaphor or comparison is perfect. Still, knowing that people of faith have together gone … Continue reading

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Dreamers and Something New

Originally posted on tvprays.org August 11, 2020. Good metaphors, poetry, and art are things I find myself reaching for these days. In addition to taking time to lament and grieve, I am seeking hope. But I do not want the … Continue reading

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Gifts of the CSA

Originally published on tvprays.org July 23, 2020. Shortly after everything shifted due to the pandemic, that was back in March here in Southwest Idaho, I realized that there was a good chance I would not be traveling much this summer. … Continue reading

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