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Turn to Wonder

The Oxford Dictionary defines wonder as, “a feeling of amazement and admiration, caused by something beautiful, remarkable, or unfamiliar.” I once heard life’s trajectory described in the following way: “Children—Wonder Years. Teen—Challenge Years. Young Adult—Searching Years. Adult—Journey Years. Senior—Wisdom Years.” Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to … More Turn to Wonder
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 20:26:13 +0000

A Fresh Start

In the beginning . . . It was a beautiful, frigid, January day in the second week of my new adventure as, at that time, the Bishop-elect of Minnesota. I was attending my first Council meeting and that was, without question, an adventure. After a morning session of business-related items, the afternoon offered an opportunity … More A Fresh Start
Tue, 27 Nov 2018 16:51:04 +0000

Grace with Gratitude

First conversation. From the moment he sat down in my office to the moment he left, it was a string of grievances. No one was spared. Congregation, colleagues, even kids were on the unfavorable list. Bad day? Possibly. But this was not the first time I have been on the receiving end of this person’s unhappiness. … More Grace with Gratitude
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 18:18:21 +0000

Power with Purpose

What comes to mind for you when I say the word ‘POWER?’ Our Presiding Bishop is spending a lot of time talking about the ‘Power of Love’ (I encourage you to buy his new book by that name). This last weekend one of the presenters at the AwakeningSoul gathering presented on the topic, “Justice is … More Power with Purpose
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:47:46 +0000

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