Blessing in the Chaos

Blessing in the Chaos

Sometimes as a pastor, I’m asked to give a blessing if I attend a gathering. At a wedding, I’ll be asked to offer a blessing for a newly married couple, or at the Thanksgiving dinner table, I’ll be asked to bless the meal (even when gathering with my...
Times of Wild Transition

Times of Wild Transition

“I keep my eyes always on the Lord.    With God at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8  Over the summer my wife, my mother-in-law, a handful of movers, and I made the journey from Chicago to Madison as my wife, Andrea, and I began the next phase of our...
Starting College?  Pack a Quarantine “Go-Bag”

Starting College? Pack a Quarantine “Go-Bag”

If you are starting college this year and living in a dorm, it might be a good idea to pack an emergency COVID-19 bag in case you have to go into a quarantine or isolation space. The possibility exists that you may test positive, and have to leave your dorm for a...
A Year of Imagination

A Year of Imagination

2020 has been a year of imagination. I do not say this to sugarcoat or gloss over the hardships, pain, and loss that this year has brought. In fact, we limit our imagination by confining it to rainbows and sunshine. This has been a year of imagination as the Church...