Tumor Anxiety

Not long ago I was talking to my Occupational Therapist and told her that I had just learned that my tumor appears to have not grown and seems to be dormant.  I also told her that I felt that my reaction to the news was strange.  Upon hearing this news I was thankful, but told … More Tumor Anxiety

A Great Day

On the last day of September, which also would have been my father’s 85th birthday, I returned to my Alma mater, Gustavus Adolphus College to attend a Board meeting.  When I rolled into the room I felt a bit like Rip Van Winkle. I realized that it had been a year and a half since … More A Great Day

An Unseen Hand

On one of his regularly scheduled visits, the man who has increasingly become my Spiritual Director, Physical and Occupational therapist also known as my Personal Care Attendant from the Mount Olivet Home was talking to me about one of his favorite subjects – GOD!  At the time, I had just been discharged from the hospital. … More An Unseen Hand

Are You All In?

Last spring Pastor Michael Carlson, my longtime friend, colleague, partner in ministry, and successor to my role as Lead Pastor of St. Andrew’s in Mahtomedi asked me to come back and preach.  When Pastor Carlson asked me to preach, I wanted to come but I was in a quandry. Last winter I had reasoned that … More Are You All In?

A Quick Update…

It has been an “interesting” week at the Hogenson house. John in the hospital, my mom in a transitional care unit, our yorkie Lulu in the pet hospital, and a family member had surgery on Friday. Some good news and bad news. The good news (aside from the Good News in the Gospel) is that … More A Quick Update…