A Special Message

“To every thing there is a season, and a time…” For years, some of my favorite words from scripture have been Ecclesiates 3:1-8. “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die”.  A time to die will come for … More A Special Message

“Survivor”?

Twice I have taken part in events to raise money for brain tumor research and been given the title of “Survivor”.  I was even given a button to wear that simply read, SURVIVOR. Apparently, a cancer survivor is a person who has or has had cancer and is still alive. Don’t get me wrong, I would … More “Survivor”?

A Miracle

What is a miracle?  I believe a miracle is something so great and so amazing that we can only attribute the result to God.  Lately, I have heard more people refer to my situation as a miracle in the sense that my tumor was supposed to take my life well over a year ago. Obviously … More A Miracle

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?