911 Remembered, 2017

September 11th, each year is a difficult time.  Although I personally did not have someone die during these events, I like so many others, was affected deeply, and still am.  I can tell you my exact location and my exact response initially upon hearing the devastating news.  The people that were killed that day and … [Read more…]

Faith in Jesus and His Power

Audio Version Lamentations 3:23–33 Mark 5:21–43 The gospel of Mark tells of another story of the power that Jesus has.  First Jesus shows His power over the natural elements, in the calming of the winds and sea.  Then he shows the power He has over demons, in the casting out of demons when the Legion … [Read more…]

Disgusting does not cover it even

I have just finished reading Redskin, tanned hide: A Book of Christian History. This is paper is about a Christian Theology School who was gifted a book about Christian History.  This book however was bound in the flayed skin of an American Indian.  This book was proudly on display at this school until 1974!  It is … [Read more…]

Aren’t Christians Called to the least, last….

Here is a post from a friend of mine. It speaks volumes about what our schools are not doing to protect the children from bullies. I know some do try but there are so many that do not. Please share, maybe some administrators will stand up and say NO to bullies and YES to protection. … [Read more…]

Funeral for Sandy

Luke 10:38-42 38 Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39 She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. 40 But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to … [Read more…]

Another Reflection off the Rez

Before I begin, I must advise you as the reader, that this will appear in a news letter for Wartburg Seminary. Although to keep it within the 500 word limit, it was edited somewhat.  Below you will find the article in its entirety.  I have also included the footnotes for this post, where it will not be … [Read more…]

The Spirit is moving

Our group had attended a wake for an elderly Lakota woman. I have to tell you, to have twenty non Indians (Us) just show up at the wake, seemed very strange. I was uneasy about “barging” in on a grieving communities’ wake. Sure enough, when we got there, I know I felt everyone’s staring at … [Read more…]