Sheep, goats, Honduras and East Africa
August 23, 2017
I reflect on Matthew 25 a lot. It’s a prophetic look ahead to the end of time and the beginning of eternity for us all. I like it because it gives perspective on what matters most in the world. With all the hate, division, anger and selfishness that fill our world through Facebook feeds, in 140 characters or less on Twitter, and on our news screens, I want to invite you as a Christian to have a different response. Our legacy to the community is to live filled up by God’s grace in order to fill up our neighbor’s lives in love. Continue reading
When Faith and Depression Collide
August 15, 2017
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” You may be surprised to hear that these words were spoken in great anguish by King David in Psalm 22! He continues in despair with “Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, and by night I find no rest.” Continue reading
‘Twas the Night Before School
August 8, 2017
I blinked and summer was over. Today, my oldest son walks out the door a high school freshman and on Wednesday the other two sons begin their 7th and 4th grade years at Christ’s Greenfield. I had great intentions for the summer and maybe you did too. Maybe we didn’t do everything on the “list”, but I do have a lot of sweet memories. Continue reading
Transform Your Body
August 2, 2017
God cares about your physical health. No, seriously - God cares more than you can possibly imagine about your physical health. Day by day transform your body. We all know the path toward taking care of our body: eat less, eat right, drink more water, work out in some way daily, limit stress, and get enough sleep. It is not rocket science. Yet, what may be overlooked by many Christians is our motivation for staying in shape. Continue reading
Real Life…  DCE Annie Tiberg
July 25, 2017
I am going to take my own spin on our REAL LIFE series. To me REAL LIFE is equal to “a day in the life” of someone, which gives a feel for who they are and what they like. Many of you know me and the variety of ministries I lead and co-lead here at CGLCS. My days get filled with things I love and the REAL LIFE that goes with it. I wanted to give you a little snapshot into my REAL LIFE of serving Jesus and His people… Continue reading
Out of the Desert
July 18, 2017
Next Monday, my family and I will hop in the car to begin our journey out of the desert back to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.  We will pack our gear, pile in, and trust God to provide and protect as we drive.  I feel like the Israelites we’ve been talking about on Sundays over the past several weeks as they walked with God in the desert! Continue reading
“I’m Bored”
July 10, 2017
I’m bored. Have you heard this from your child or grandchild this summer, yet? If you haven’t heard this classic mid to late summer line, oh, you will. When the video games become super mindless, and the planned activities aren’t enough, you will hear from the couch, “I’m bored!” Continue reading
WE CARE MINISTRY…  A Story of Caring
July 3, 2017
We Care Ministry is a ministry of love and concern that was born almost 14 years ago at Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran Church and School. Out of love that our Lord has shown to us, We Care Ministry cherishes our times of caring for others because We Care. Continue reading
Make Disciples Who Make Disciples?
June 27, 2017
Discipleship. It is somewhat of a trendy buzzword in the Christian church today. The wider Christian church in America seems to ebb and flow between a heavy focus on “evangelism” and “discipleship.” It’s an interesting pendulum swing to observe. Today is the day of discipleship in the American church. My bookshelf is thick with discipleship books.   Continue reading
June 20, 2017
Jesus has been on the move, friends! What a joy it was to be on our campus this week! Just a few days ago, nearly 650 children, teenagers and adults descended upon the Christ’s Greenfield campus for our annual Vacation Bible School. It was a marvelous week of learning all about how our amazing Maker created us, loves us, is for us, will never leave us, died and rose for us. What a friend we have in Jesus! Continue reading