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Not Ready Yet

Not Ready Yet

I don’t know about you, but I am not ready for winter. I haven’t even gotten all the leaves up yet. I still need to bleed my pipes so they don’t freeze. I need to fire up my snow thrower so that it’s ready when an actual snow storm hits. It’s amazing all the little...
Falling into Forgiveness

Falling into Forgiveness

It was a random text on a Sunday night. “Hey, could we grab coffee tomorrow?” “Sure. What’s up?” “I just want to talk.” “Ok.” I wasn’t ready for the conversation, but it was one I had played over in my head many times (some with trained professionals). More than 30...
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...
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...
What are Your Non-Negotiables?

What are Your Non-Negotiables?

In our family and as parents, Ashley and I say that we come down pretty hard on three things for our kids. That they are (and remain): Healthy. Safe. Clean. That’s it. If all else fails, these principles serve as a last resort for picking our battles and whether or...