Tag Archives: Pointe of Grace/Trinity

Eternal Life and the Everlasting French Fry

I remember to this day the first time I was able to eat an entire cheeseburger from McDonald’s.  It was kind of a big deal.  My brother and I would usually get Happy Meals when we were younger, and would usually be disappointed by the toys—but nonetheless, they were still fun. The McDonald’s we would […]

Love Like That; bread for one another

Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents.  Mostly what God does is love you.  Keep company with him and learn a life of love.  Observe how Christ loved us.  His love was not cautious but extravagant.  He didn’t love in order to get something […]

More beautiful together than alone; an economy that gathers up all things

My personality type is one that revels in being different, unique, special.  I find great delight in seeking out a new way of doing things, a new perspective, taking on a new challenge–just because it’s never been done that way before.  I’m not exactly adventurous, but I like to be ‘different’ or ‘special.’ However, sometimes this […]

Going in Pieces; Living in Pieces

When you get a song stuck in your head, you play it over and over again.  Your mind sits on repeat, your steps start walking in sync with the beat of the inaudible rhythm in your head… can’t get away from it.  This happens to me when I read books, too.  Certain phrases, stories, words, […]

Forsake Heaven. Love Your Ground.

A message I did on 4/15 on the usual “Doubting Thomas” Character. But, I did my best to keep Thomas in his place as a disciple, and focus on the message and power of Jesus, who, after all, is described by Thomas as My Lord and My God. You can listen along if you’d like: here. Just […]

But Love is Like the Wind Itself.

Sermon: 4th Week in Lent:: Used 3.18.12 Text: John 3:14-21 I struggle with the words “judgment” and “justice.”  Even saying that feels weird—I’m not exactly ashamed to say it, but somewhere inside my Lutheran brain, I feel as if I should love these words and what they represent.  Some part of me feels like I […]

Prelude to my first sermon: Saints & Sinners…& [the awkward embrace]

When I introduce myself to new people, trying to make connections and form my own networks–some of these connections are formed in the context of “the church.” My job as a Ministry Developer has been described in many different ways–most of these definitions I wrote myself. Depending on the context of my meeting, who is […]