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Category: pastor

The late Friday afternoon phone message

I will admit that there have been times when I've called someone and prayed that I get the answering machine. That way I could say that I called, but I wouldn't actually have to talk to the person.

No more prayer? Plenty of prayer!

I've heard invocations at a variety of university and government functions. Unfortunately, they are so watered down in order to include every belief that I don't think God Himself would even know we were talking to Him. So why even bother?

“I know Clara Reuben!”

At last summer’s synodical convention in Tampa, the exhibitor hall was a great place to escape some of the long business sessions and presentations when my brain and bottom just […]

Why was I so tired?

I saved the lion’s share of my visiting for Wednesday and Thursday this week. My rounds included a hospital, two nursing homes and one family’s residence. I’ve been doing this […]

How about some grace?

So, if I weren’t a pastor and I went to a church somewhere, what would I expect of the pastor? I think that’s a heck of a question, one worth […]

Yes, I write my own sermons

I stumbled across this blog post the other day: “So, do you write your own sermons?” I felt compelled to mention here that yes, for better or worse, I write […]