Stark Naked and Completely Exposed (or what to wear in the new year)

I had a friend at the seminary who once told me that the reason he wanted to become a pastor was so he would never have to worry again about what he would wear because he could always wear the clerical collar and shirt. I think he was joking… mostly. You know me and IContinue reading “Stark Naked and Completely Exposed (or what to wear in the new year)”

A New Year… A New Song

So this is Christmas, And what have you done. Another year over, And a new one just begun. A very merry Christmas, And a happy New Year. Let’s hope it’s a good one. Without any fear. John Lennon, “so this is Christmas.” No offense to Lennon fans, but this is really not one of my favorite songs, not least because weContinue reading “A New Year… A New Song”

Sabbath Habit- New Year’s Meditation

I’ve already messed up my New Year’s resolution. I had a goal last year (and this upcoming one) to work through my reading pile. For you guys that know me, I’m a reader, always have been. I’ve got this stack of books and articles I’ve been meaning to read through sitting on my shelf sinceContinue reading “Sabbath Habit- New Year’s Meditation”

“Success Story” Meditation for a New Year

This is a sermon I preached at Gethsemane Lutheran the Sunday before New Year’s Day and I keep reading it to remind me what’s important in this New Year. ***         We’re looking at the new year and it is time for the Annual New Year’s resolutions! One of the keys to newContinue reading ““Success Story” Meditation for a New Year”