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Devotion: Radical Gratitude

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” Do you remember a moment in which a story cut you straight to the heart? As you most likely know, I’m a storyteller! So I can...
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God Sighting: Sharing Talents

You may have noticed the new garage at the south end of our Sheridan property. Our congregation benefited from the work of Sheridan member, Jason Patefield, who spearheaded the project. Two years ago, when Sheridan entered into an agreement to provide space for Allo to have a...
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The Last Straw – Some Thoughts on Post-Christmas Worship

Each year on Christmas Day, it is my tradition to head to church and pick up the straw that we spread around our manger scene. My family is usually less than thrilled with this act of service – and justifiably so (haven’t you already done enough, dear?). And while I feel...
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God Sighting: Partnership

We knew we wanted to do something special to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Nebraska Synod’s relationship with Tanzania, but we were not quite certain what to do. We heard that the Nebraska Synod was bringing someone to Nebraska for the Assembly in June, so we didn’t want to...
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State of the Church 2018

When I was called as Senior Pastor six years ago, I began writing an annual letter. My intent was to give insight into where Sheridan’s ministry is and where I hoped we might go together. I keep writing it each year because of the positive feedback I receive. I love our team. The...
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Old Boots

Yesterday I took a walk in my old boots. It appears that this is the last walk, as the sole fell apart. These boots are special to me, so their demise marks an important milestone. I have traveled the world in these boots. They have carried me to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro...
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State of the Church 2017

It Matters I care deeply about the Church. Better said, I care deeply about this church. God is at work in the midst of our community of faith. Over the past year I have seen us grow in faith and faithfulness. I find that few things bring me more joy than when someone expresses...
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God Sighting: You only need one

You only need one More than ten years ago Marcie Luhman found a home at Sheridan when she and her fiance’, Bill, started to worship together. They recently celebrated being married a decade and currently enjoy helping in Sunday School with their daughter Brianna, and Bill enjoys...
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Marked With A Heart

On my walk around the section tonight I felt the Spirit move me to check out the neighbor’s new calves. I was particularly taken by the one on the left. Many years ago, when I sensed my first call was ending, I showed up at the farm Jerry and Joann, two gracious hosts who...
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You started it…

Have you ever notice that the phrase “you started it” is seemingly hard-wired within each of us.  Our fascination with who started it comes from a time that is earlier than we can even remember.  I believe this phenomenon is so strong within us that it truly...
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Full Circle

Today we visited Eisleben, an interesting and notable town because it is where Martin Luther was born and died, but he never lived there.  This photo is of a statue in his honor in the town square, with the spire of the church where he was baptized on his first full day of his...
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Reforming Conversation

When we left Lincoln, the heat index was over 100 degrees.  Since arriving in Wittenberg we’ve enjoyed rainy and cool weather, with temperatures in the mid-60s.  What an awesome relief.  It truly does feel like October here! From the start of the trip we have uplifted...
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