Jacob Limping

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Limping Towards the Promised Land. When God speaks, when the eternal touches time, there are scars - but the dead are raised.

Our congregation council had to approve $1,000 to fix the refrigerator in the church kitchen last Thursday night. It is one of those necessary expenses to keeping a congregation running. It is linked to the ministry of hospitality – whether … Continue reading
Posted: July 15, 2017, 7:00 pm
It's hard to describe what happened to me at the altar during the prayers of the church, yesterday. Typical Lutheran congregations don't have a shared vocabulary for discussing personal spiritual experiences. Other communities of which I have been a part find it easier to say that God spoke to them. Continue reading
Posted: July 10, 2017, 11:47 pm
It was a long drive back from my father’s house in Colorado, but part of me wished I could have taken it slower. I am ever amazed at the majesty of the creation, and I would have loved to be able to take photographs of all that I witnessed coming across Colorado, Utah and Nevada on the old state highways. I have a few photos, taken at rest stops and occasional halts along the way, but mostly they are fading memories, replaced only by the knowledge that it was beautiful. Continue reading
Posted: June 30, 2017, 9:05 pm
We are surrounded by graces big and little. Every bit of beauty, every simple kindness, every child’s laughter, every kind word or sound silences the claims of fear and evil to rule the world. Continue reading
Posted: June 30, 2017, 12:52 am
Tomorrow would have been my daughter’s 36th birthday. It snuck up in me, busy as I’ve been. But a look at the calendar today, and that number 13 jumped out. Is it really May already? Are we here again? What … Continue reading
Posted: May 12, 2017, 10:47 pm
We are creatures who think in stories. Confusion and anxiety reign when we can’t figure out the story line. It locates us. It gives meaning to our past, shapes our understanding of the present and gives direction for the future. Continue reading
Posted: April 29, 2017, 2:34 am
A reflection on the death of Jesus, Good Friday, 2017 A liturgical chant from my childhood has been rattling through my mind the last few days: “O Christ, thou lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, … Continue reading
Posted: April 15, 2017, 12:01 am
A reflection as we  begin Maundy Thursday Tonight we begin the worship service that stretches over these next three days and walks us anew through the death and resurrection of Jesus. This service not only sets before us the story … Continue reading
Posted: April 14, 2017, 6:05 am
There is power in the crackle of a fire. There is drama in a single candle in the dark. Continue reading
Posted: April 9, 2017, 12:45 am
O thou who art the voice in the eternal silence, the light in the spreading darkness the warmth in the growing cold, the peace in the rising fear, the truth in the crowded confusion: Wounded, you heal. Broken, you restore. … Continue reading
Posted: March 31, 2017, 6:50 pm