Category: church

Wedding Invitations

My son and his fiancé have been planning their wedding. It’s quite the challenge in this pandemic. They picked the date long before stores and venues shut down. They chose the anniversary of a disastrous, near fatal accident my son had five years ago….

Ground Zero

It started at ground zero. A microscopic organism caused havoc on an entire planet and shut down the World in the physical realm. It made us worry, fear, retreat, and isolate. What might God do, if we became truly infected with His love? What…

A Not-So (Socially) Distant God

A Holy God came down to earth Indwelled the human race Imago Dei now its worth – God close, on every face. He took a basin and a towel, Got close and cleaned our feet, As Servant He fulfilled the vow We made and…

She Much Rather …

The pastor gave the final blessing over the congregation from an empty stage. He looked down at his guitar as he strummed a few soft chords and prayed. He was a gentle musician and an honest preacher. “Love people and love God!” He’d say….

Of Death and Celebration

I grew up in a village in southwest Germany. My childhood was filled with Catholic traditions and celebrations. A small church, and the graveyard that surrounded it, were the center of the town in every way. After mass we stopped and prayed at the…

Wordless Conversations

When I walked my old trail today, I heard the stranger. Not his words, but in what he left for me to find. It’s been months since our last wordless chat. We stopped leaving messages after the snow fell and covered all the things…

THE SOUND of Life’s Unspeakable Beauty

I read it in German first. It blew me away. Now it’s finally translated into English. THE SOUND of LIFE’S UNSPEAKABLE BEAUTY  by  Martin Schleske  It is stunningly and elegantly written. Martin’s words touch the heart and soul deeply. His love for God, his…

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