Category Archives: Reflections

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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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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Prayer and Justice

Originally posted on tvprays.org On April 9 the church and world remembered German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer who died in the Flossenbürg concentration camp on that day in 1945. I shared this Bonhoeffer quote, posted by the Lutheran World … Continue reading

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Nampa City Council Invocation – April 5, 2021

Holy God, we give thanks for this day of grace and for gathering us from different corners of this city to do the work you have put before us.  Before we begin this holy work, we pray for your mercy. Forgive … Continue reading

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