Tag: new life

Psalm 96: Sing a New Old Song

 October 30, 2019

Psalm 96:  Sing a New Old Song Whenever unsure about what song to write, musicians frequently look to old songs and do remakes. Remakes of old songs are often sure hits. Sometimes they surpass the popularity of the original. Sometimes the original is forgotten entirely. We may be surprised to learn a song we love […]

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Seven Ways to Celebrate Easter!

 April 20, 2019

Wishing everyone a joy-filled and Happy Easter! My article, “Seven Ways to Celebrate Easter,” was featured in St. Anthony Messenger this month. If you haven’t read it yet, click here and check it out! Finally winter is gone (though we had snow last weekend), spring is here and time for new life. So often we […]

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Psalm 30: Joy Comes with the Morning

 July 10, 2018

Joy comes with the morning. This passage gave me comfort years ago when my position as chaplain was abruptly eliminated. One minute I was planning out the next month’s sermons, an hour later I was sitting in my car with twelve years of my life packed into the trunk and back seat. I had started […]

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Easter – Season of New Life!

 March 31, 2018

Just in time for Easter – Season of New Life is now available. In Jesus’ death and Resurrection, God has given us a promise that no matter what situation we encounter, God is powerful enough to help us overcome it. This short book of reflections helps us realize our opportunities for hope and growth through […]

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June Wedding!

 June 3, 2017

Easter – Season of New Life A wedding in June. Flowers everywhere. Young life, young love—energetic and restless–stirring anew your love in us, expressing their love in commitment. New love–a new life together. What could be better! The community of believers were of one heart and one mind.     Acts 4:32   This post is […]

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Putting New Life into Dry Bones

 May 29, 2017

Easter – Preparing for Pentecost Oh, what joy, when I first followed Jesus, when I experienced God’s presence and forgiveness. The sky was bluer, the sun burned brighter, flowers more radiant and colors more brilliant, touched by God’s love. But I also feared losing my new found joy, feared falling into sin and out of […]

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Renewed Spirit

 May 26, 2017

Easter – Preparing for Pentecost New life stirs within me, a life slow and quiet and steady-paced. I possess a new sense of peacefulness, such a contrast to the unrest of earlier days. I possess a quiet confidence that I will be able to handle life’s challenges. I feel a sense of stability and security. […]

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Ascension Thursday – What do we do now?

 May 25, 2017

Easter – Season of New Life Jesus is taken up into heaven. The disciples are left staring up at the sky where once had been their savior. What to do now? Where to go? They continue to look at the sky, hoping against hope for one more glimpse of their friend, one more word of […]

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Birthing Spaces

 May 10, 2017

Easter – Season of New Life Cracks appear in the foundation of my house. Instantly I want to fill them in, “take care” of them as quickly as possible. But something else tells me to investigate, to determine why and from where the cracks have come, to discover if they signal something more serious. Not […]

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Love Renewed

 May 8, 2017

Easter – Season of New Life So many years of marriage with heated arguments, sometimes uncomfortable silence. So many struggles raising children, balancing family and careers, juggling schedules. Could it be, now that the children are gone, now that we’re settled in our careers . . . Could it be that the embers of love […]

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