Category Archives: Reflections

Storytelling-My Renewal-Preview

“What makes your heart sing?” That’s the question everyone is asked when they apply for a Lilly Grant to fund his or her sabbatical. For me the answer was stories–novels, a story by a parishioner or friend or family member, … Continue reading

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Spring in Many Forms

Pastor’s Column for Trinity Lutheran Church, March 2019 Epistle Dear friends in Christ, I love this time of year. I love that the days are getting longer. I love the season of Lent—the journey, the ritual, the disciplines, the hymns … Continue reading

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Sabbatical: Frequently Asked Questions

When is it? Pastor Meggan’s send-off Sunday will be June 30. She will return to the office Oct. 7 and to worship Oct. 13. Who will preach and preside and care for the congregation? Vicar Mia Crosthwaite will be with … Continue reading

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Desert, Art, and Transcendence

This has been one of those vacation weeks when my mind is making fun continuous connections. I flew to Arizona to spend some time with my parents. My mom and I took a mini-trip to Tucson. I have been reading … Continue reading

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Prayer in the Middle of Lent

  Gracious God, Open my ears to hear the languages spoken around me and to hear the melodies and beautiful diversity and to never be afraid of Spanish, Kinyarwanda, Swahili, or any other language. Open my eyes to see my … Continue reading

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Peaceable Kingdom and Nampa

Sermon preached for the Nampa Ministerial Association’s 2019 Lenten Series (March 14 at Nampa United Church of Christ) Isaiah 11: 1-9 11A shoot shall come out from the stock of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. … Continue reading

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Stories for Avenues for Hope

Dec. 12-31 is Avenues for Hope here in Idaho. Trinity New Hope and The House Next Door  are doing several events together and we wrote stories about families we have accompanied. Trinity New Hope stories were authored by Property Manager … Continue reading

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