Category Archives: Change

Seasons of Transition

It may not feel like summer, but teachers, students, and especially graduates are counting down until the end of the year. Even those of us who no longer have kids at home have an anticipation for what adventures summer will … Continue reading

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Letting Go

The narthex and offices look empty and forlorn. It is hard to see such vibrant places now deserted. Space which was so carefully planned and constructed will be demolished soon. I have 9 years of holy memories in this place, … Continue reading

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What happened in Houston will NOT stay in Houston!

What happened in Houston will NOT stay in Houston! “This Changes Everything” was the theme of the youth gathering in Houston last week. Wow! The experience is hard to put into words. Maybe these 5 comments from our youth will … Continue reading

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The Ride of our Lives

Look at the expression on the child’s face! Have you ever felt that way? Hair standing on end? Scared to death? Wondering if this is REALLY what God wants for you? Notice the Holy Spirit holding on tight right next … Continue reading

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This Changes Everything

This changes everything… We all have defining moments that shape our life forever. Over the course of this week, friends have experienced some of these life changing moments–birth, death, job changes, moves, unexpected joy, and unexpected loss. Take a minute … Continue reading

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Trending Now

What is trending in your life’s newsfeed this week? •   For many it is graduation. What a joy to hear stories and see photos of high school, college, and preschool graduations! •   For others it is memories. This is Memorial … Continue reading

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Parting Words

Sunday we recognize the 2017 graduates and I cannot resist giving them a few parting words. My dear graduates there is so much I want to say to you. You have grown from crying babies to giggly elementary students to … Continue reading

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Following Jesus into a Changing World

“Following Jesus into a Changing World” was the theme of last week’s synod assembly. Each spring members from all the ELCA congregations in SE MN gather for worship, learning, connecting, business and Bible study. While you were outside enjoying the … Continue reading

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Dare to Stir Up the Holy Spirit

On Sunday these young people will confirm their faith at Good Shepherd. Their parents brought them to be baptized when they were babies, but now these youth will stand up for themselves. They will affirm their faith, and promise to follow … Continue reading

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Warning: Pentecost

Why don’t we put warning signs on our church doors? Why don’t we bubble wrap our children when we read them Bible stories? Is it because we don’t expect anything to happen? Is our faith too safe? As a lifelong … Continue reading

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