No Bad Questions

  We have all heard the saying there is no such thing as a dumb question. As a teacher by training, and a current substitute teacher, I don’t completely agree with the statement. I’m quite confident that I have heard some dumb questions from students who are trying to be funny! That being said, I don’t think… Read More ›

Time of Transition

  Joshua is a book in the Bible where it was a time of transition. Moses had just died and Joshua was about to lead the people of Israel into the promised land. There were many fortified cities, strong armies, and a rugged terrain. To the tribal people of Israel, who had spent the previous… Read More ›

The Lord Will Provide

  Jehovah Jireh is a Hebrew name for God, which means “The Lord will provide.” We find the phrase used in Genesis 22, when God called Abraham to sacrifice his “only son Isaac.” At the last moment, God intervened and provided a ram to be sacrificed in Isaac’s stead. Scripture is filled with instances that… Read More ›

Blessed by Bible Camp

  For many, July is a month filled with great memories with friends and family. Trips to the lake during the height of summer, Fourth of July fireworks, campouts; all of these come to mind. However, these things are only a small part of what I think of when July rolls around. For me, I think… Read More ›

Use the Gifts God Has Given

  There’s no way to know this for sure, because each congregation is different, but I’m guessing there aren’t many congregations out there who have ever had three of their regular pianists go on “maternity leave” at roughly the same time. But such is our lot this summer. For some reason, that strikes me as… Read More ›

Called by God

      May always brings thoughts of graduation. It is especially on my mind this year with our daughter Bria graduating from the Free Lutheran Bible College and our son Caden graduating from high school. When I think of graduation, I also think about how God has made us all differently, and that He has a… Read More ›

Radical Love

      In April of 2010, I went on my first interview to a congregation that was considering calling me to be their pastor. While I eventually turned down the call there, I will always be grateful for that trip to a small town in south Texas, because I made a friend that weekend… Read More ›

Food for the Soul

  Most people remember the popularity of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books that were published, beginning in 1993. These books were collections of inspirational, heart-warming, true stories meant to make the reader feel good. These stories were chicken soup; they were comforting and healthy, for your soul. I read recently that they’ve published over 250… Read More ›

Encouragement for Youth

  When people think of February, they often think of Valentine’s Day. That is a wonderful holiday, but my first thought is actually a somewhat forgotten holiday. I usually think of Presidents’ Day. In my growing up years, this was the February holiday that I most looked forward to for two reasons. I felt a… Read More ›

A Weary World Rejoices

    I love the beautiful Christmas song O Holy Night. It’s a difficult song to sing, so we don’t usually sing it as a congregation. But if you want to hear an excellent rendition of it, watch our Christmas Eve service on our YouTube channel. Meagan Olson did a fantastic job with it at… Read More ›