May 5, 20201 Devotion Pastor Leta John 15: 1-8 ”I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he … [Read more...] about Apostles and the Vine
Our Rocky Mountain Synod assembly begins this afternoon. It is online for the second year in a row and this can be a blessing and a let down at the same time. We are a big synod, 5 states are part of … [Read more...] about The Stories We Tell
I remember going through the candidacy process to become a pastor. In that time we were/are called as candidates for pastoral ministry to go through a deep discernment process that asks tough … [Read more...] about A Gift in the Journey of Faith
I may be on sabbatical from the daily work of the office of pastor, but there is no way of being on sabbatical from the call of following Jesus. The last few days, after the racist terrorism in … [Read more...] about Knit Together – A Word on Charlottesville, VA
In knitting, the way the thread holds together and the tension one uses to knit the yarn matters because the space that is in between the stitches also matters. Space matters in knitting because the … [Read more...] about Knit Together Journey Reflection #3 – Sacred Spaces
In the 5th grade I wrote a paper about Iceland which was when I first had the desire to visit this place. I can still remember the encylopedia page (yes, it was totally ‘old school’ huge, heavy book … [Read more...] about Knit Together Journey Reflection #2-Iceland
It is a little surreal to be sitting in Paris, reflecting on Iceland and reflecting on Ecuador experiences! Yet, when I started this blog, it was with the intention of bringing together words of hope … [Read more...] about Knit Together Journey Reflection #1-Ecuador
Get Christ Out of Christmas! You've seen the signs, bumper stickers and advertisements. Keep Christ in Christmas. There is a beautiful manger scene at the local Catholic Church here with just that … [Read more...] about Get Christ Out of Christmas!