Friday, October 31, 2008

daytime moon

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. 
Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord. 
-- Ephesians 5:19

Monday, October 27, 2008

who decides

Every day you either live by priorities or you live by pressures. You either decide what is important in your life or else you let other people tell you what is most important in your life.
-- Rick Warren 

Sunday, October 26, 2008

today & tomorrow

Mark it down. Today’s thoughts are tomorrow’s actions. Today’s jealousy is tomorrow’s temper tantrum. Today’s bigotry is tomorrow’s hate crime. Today’s anger is tomorrow’s abuse. Today’s lust is tomorrow’s adultery. Today’s greed is tomorrow’s embezzlement. Today’s guilt is tomorrow’s fear. Today’s thoughts are tomorrow’s actions. 
-- Max Lucado

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008


Do not put your trust in princes, in mortals, in whom there is no help.
Psalm 146:3

Saturday, October 18, 2008

late invitation

Tomorrow morning I will be leading both services and preaching at Beaver Lake Lutheran Church in Maplewood, Minnesota. The title of my message is Anxiety, Adversity, and Ambiguity. You can find directions and service times on the Church's web site.

Friday, October 17, 2008


My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
-- Psalm 73:26

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

live forever

The world and its desire are passing away, but those who do the will of God live forever. 
-- 1 John 2:17

Sunday, October 12, 2008

a benediction

Now, wherever we are,
and in every place,
and at every hour,
throughout each time of each day,
may all of us honestly and humbly believe,
holding in our hearts
to love, honor,
adore, serve,
praise, bless,
glorify, exalt,
magnify, and give thanks
to the Most High and Eternal God,
Trinity and Unity.

-- St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


We will be with the Lord forever. 
Therefore encourage one another with these words. 
-- 1 Thessalonians 4:17,18

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008


And just as it is appointed for mortals to die once, and after that the judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
-- Hebrews 9:27-28

Sunday, October 05, 2008

The Day of Death

No one has power ... over the day of death ...
-- Ecclesiastes 8:8

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Where are they?

But mortals die, and are laid low;
humans expire, and where are they?
-- Job 14:10

Friday, October 03, 2008

Fully Human

I have learned that to become fully human is to live with the awareness that we will not live in our human bodies forever. To become fully human is to celebrate the joys of birth and the sorrows of death. To be fully human is to walk on this earth realizing that the greater gift that we do not yet fully comprehend is yet to be known. It is to realize that our humanity is connected to the dust of this earth, where our bodies will one day return. The brokenness, the sorrows and imperfections of this life will one day pass away when we will enter that place where we will behold God face to face.
-- Randall W. Trego

Thursday, October 02, 2008

A Grateful Death

When we think about death, we often think about what will happen to us after we have died. But it is more important to think about what will happen to those we leave behind. The way we die has a deep and lasting effect on those who stay alive. It will be easier for our family and friends to remember us with joy and peace if we have said a grateful good-bye than if we die with bitter and disillusioned hearts.

The greatest gift we can offer our families and friends is the gift of gratitude. Gratitude sets them free to continue their lives without bitterness or self-recrimination.

-- Henri Nouwen Society

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Quality of Life

It is very hard to accept an early death. When friends die who are seventy, eighty, or ninety years old, we may be in deep grief and miss them very much, but we are grateful that they had long lives. But when a teenager, a young adult, or a person at the height of his or her career dies, we feel a protest rising from our hearts: "Why? Why so soon? Why so young? It is unfair."

But far more important than our quantity of years is the quality of our lives. Jesus died young. St. Francis died young. St. Therese of Lisieux died young, Martin Luther King, Jr., died young. We do not know how long we will live, but this not knowing calls us to live every day, every week, every year of our lives to its fullest potential.

-- Henri Nouwen Society

Yesterday's, today's, and the next several day's post photos are of a cemetery just on the edge of Marvin, SD

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