It was over 20 years ago I picked up a book that helped me understand how I was wired. The realization in my life at the time was I was wired for urban life. It wasn’t about “gentrification” or some nirvana feel of high end coffee shops and five star restaurants in proximity to billion dollar sports stadiums.
There is one couple who has been a constant in ministry my whole adult life in training for ministry and then ministry. As we have our “last suppers” with friends here in Minnesota, we said goodbye to my spiritual father. Continue reading “In the presence of spiritual giants”
We are less than three weeks from a huge change in our lives. Our house is sold, the movers are scheduled, and we are wrapping up our time in Minneapolis.
I am walking through my “lasts” in these final weeks. Continue reading “The question of “what next””
We remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on this day. This April will be the 50th anniversary of his death. He wasn’t yet 40 when he was struck down. Continue reading “The silencing of a prophet”
This is going to be a call that sounds strange. I graduated Leavenworth (KS) High School in 1984. One of the great benefits of Facebook (one of the FEW, maybe) has been reconnecting with some friends from that time in my life. There have been some interesting reconnections in this process.
Straight up confession: I was a total nerd before being a total nerd was cool. (I prefer to think back on that time as “cutting edge” time for me.) Continue reading “To Leavenworth (KS) High School 1982-1985”
There are those moments in time where we may wonder, “Does God see us? Is he paying attention?” Maybe it’s more like, “What in the world is he doing?” Continue reading “The refreshing conversations in our lives”