Five years ago yesterday, I walked in to Trinity Lutheran Church for the first time as its pastor. From one perspective seems like those five years have just flown by. … Continue reading Reflections on My First 5 Years at Trinity
When was the last time that you were really surprised? When was the last time that you were caught by the unexpected? Was it an unannounced guest, or a visitor? … Continue reading The Unexpected Jesus
Sometimes you expect things to happen, and they don’t. I have a morning routine when I get into the office. I am often one of the first people to arrive … Continue reading That Day I Poured Coffee All Over the Kitchenette
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24 Sometimes, you’ve just got to tell someone about your day. And I … Continue reading The Best Day Ever*
“Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgments are like the great deep; you save humans and animals alike, O Lord. How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All … Continue reading So what will we do when Westboro Baptist comes to protest at Trinity?
It was a great day in Jamaica! This morning, the full group split up with 12 Lord of Life folks heading to the community of Darliston, and the Trinity group along with … Continue reading Mission Jamaica Sunday – Day 2
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing. Know that the Lord is God. It is he … Continue reading New Wednesday Worship
I’m in my office this morning as I write this, looking out the window and watching the kids who are a part of our VBS program playing games on the church’s … Continue reading How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Orlando
“Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” – Psalm 90:14 What does it mean … Continue reading Satisfied
Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty firmament![a] Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his surpassing greatness! Praise him with … Continue reading Soli Deo Gloria!
My heart hurts tonight. As I’m writing this, I’m listening to the coverage of the shooting in San Bernadino, California. There are victims who have been killed. Two suspects have … Continue reading How Long O Lord?
This morning, Pastor Justin Vetrano, who is on the leadership team for the Luther500 Festival leader’s event that I’m attending in Wittenberg, Germany, spoke briefly at our morning prayer service. … Continue reading Where We Walk