Unwrapping God’s Gift

(Sermon for Sunday, January 1, 2017,  “The Name of Jesus,” based on Luke 2:15-21)              It’s been kind of a rough week for our family. My 93-year-old mother went into the hospital Monday afternoon and ended up spending two days there. She was unable to eat or drink anything, because her esophagus had constricted and … More Unwrapping God’s Gift

The Gathering Storm

(A sonnet of darkness) Alone by fading light of the gathering storm, I sit and watch the fire’s flickering light, but shadows cloud my vision on this night and drive away the things that keep me warm. Outside the wind is howling at the moon, and I sit shivering deep inside my soul. The moonless … More The Gathering Storm

Pastoral Letter to the People of Creator Lutheran Church Regarding the Election and its Aftermath

Note: I wrote this letter to my congregation, but I’m posting it here, because it may speak to others, too. May God’s peace and love hold us and carry us through this uncertain time … More Pastoral Letter to the People of Creator Lutheran Church Regarding the Election and its Aftermath