Hills and Valleys

Joy and Pain Health and Sickness Laughter and Tears We all have been there and gone through the ups and downs.  The hills and valleys of life.  The other day I heard a song that really spoke to me and my life. It talks about the ups and downs and what we can learn from them. We are all on …

Magic in the Air

Do you feel it?  Feel the Christmas Magic? From when I was a little kid, there was always something extra special about Christmas.  It wasn’t the toys and gifts or the wonderful foods and sweets.  It was the magic I felt in my heart.  As a kid I saw the world through different eyes.  There was this magical wonder that …

Physically Mentally Spiritually

Years ago I learned these three terms all go together.  You need one to have the others.  When I would travel with the church youth group we would be assigned a person or small group that we would check in with.  These were the people to whom I would ask the tough questions.  “How are you doing physically after this long day …

Christmas Candlelight

“Silent night, Holy night.  All is calm, all is bright.  Round yon virgin mother and child. Holy infant so tender and mild. Sleep in heavenly peace. Sleep in heavenly peace.” The church is quiet as the candlelight begins to fill the sanctuary.  One by one each candle’s flame begins to shine.  With each light the darkness becomes less.  As all …

Your Breath In My Lungs

  The other day I heard a new song. The words just spoke to me. I am always so amazed how that can happen. It just seems like God is reaching out and turning on the song just when you need it! Take a listen:   Great Are You Lord It’s Your breath in our lungs So we pour out our …

Rise Up Together

This past week I was honored to travel with 22 FLY kids (FLY stands for Fellowship of Lutheran Youth –the high school program at my church) and 4 adults to Detroit, MI for the ELCA National Youth Gathering.  We were there with 30,000 other people to Rise Up Together.  Normally you get to go once while you are in high …