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Holy DIscomfort

Holy DIscomfort

If I wasn’t a pastor, I probably would have ended up doing some combination of teaching English and coaching basketball.In college, I had the opportunity to help coach a number of church league boys’ basketball teams.I would drive around North Minneapolis picking up...
God is So Much More

God is So Much More

Brothers and sisters, siblings in Christ, This time of year, every month has something to look forward to: back to school, TrinityFEST, Reformation, Halloween, All Saints, Thanksgiving, Christmas, the New Year. This is Ted’s and my third autumn in the Valley, and we...
Chapel Door

Chapel Door

The photo is from the quiet lake where Ted and I enjoy an annual two weeks of sabbath “up north” with family and friends. This is called “Chapel Door” and is from the east side of the lake, a deeply holy place for me. It is a thin place, where God feels profoundly...
Ministry at the Milestones

Ministry at the Milestones

Our little girls have always been on the move. They moved quickly through the big milestones of scooting, crawling, walking, and running, despite lots of tumbles in the process. But my heart definitely skipped a beat when I watched our oldest take off on a bike for...