Water Cooler Conversations

You have been wanting to have more “meaningful”  water cooler conversations with people at work. You are tired of just talking about the weather and the fact that the Packers have lost every game since Mike Ditka put on a Packer sweater for McDonalds. The...

MRI Ponders

This was not my first cervical MRI and it will likely not be my last.  It is one of the joys of a pain in the neck.  Today they asked me all the usual questions designed to make sure that no metal planted in my body would be pulled out by the magnetic field of the...

It Rained Today

It is a rainy day in Eden Prairie Minnesota. In fact, it looks like it will be a rainy week.  Even more, this morning I saw snow mixed in with the rain, and the rumor is that there is more snow in our forecast for this last week in April!  This is where you would stop...

A Lesson Luke Skywalker never learned.

As we draw ever closer to Christmas and I prepare for a Youth Christmas message, and a Christmas Day sermon I am drawn to Luke’s Gospel. This morning as I was doing my morning devotion I was reading in Luke I discovered a verse that I have overlooked so many...

Prayer Warrior or Soldier

Well it is time once again for the Minnesota Lutheran Education Conference. This is for Lutheran Church professionals a little like a high school reunion. you get a chance to catch up with all your old friends and partners in ministry and swap stories. It is also a...