Focusing on Life

From the time I was sick back in 2011, I’ve been a relatively good follower of a whole foods, plant-based diet. “Relatively good” is a qualifier term meaning there were times when I fell off the wagon and ate fatty, non-animal things that were not healthy. For example, those amazing burgers made by Beyond Meat … Continue reading Focusing on Life

As California Burns, Lutherans Care

California is on fire. Since mid-July, a group of complicated and ever-changing wildfires have destroyed the landscape and property in their paths, notably the Carr Fire in Shasta and Trinity counties and the Mendocino Complex Fire covering Colusa, Lake and Mendocino counties… Several LCMS congregations have been affected directly by these fires. Trinity Lutheran Church … Continue reading As California Burns, Lutherans Care

Comfort Zones

For more than a century, St. Matthew’s has been like nearly every other traditionally Lutheran Church: in a comfort zone. All of us like what we like and we are comfortable liking it. Nearly every Lutheran Church is the same. This doesn’t make any congregation that is in the comfort zone bad or out of … Continue reading Comfort Zones