A Year of Questions, Part 2: “How Long Will You Be There?”

Their stoic faces glistened with tears as the shock began to take root in their minds. Most people never saw it coming, and several tried to convince themselves they were only having a bad dream.But this was not a cruel figment of one’s imagination- it was

But this was not a cruel figment of one’s imagination- it was reality, a reality that is experienced by churches around world, perhaps more regularly than it should. Read Full Post

A Year of Questions, Part 1: “How Did You End Up at Lighthouse?”

The longer you’re alive, the faster time seems to go by, and the last 365 days in my life have been no exception.

On October 8, 2016, I officially moved from Mason City, Iowa, up to Cottage Grove, Minnesota. Only a few short hours later, I taught junior church for the first time at Lighthouse Baptist Church. Thus began my new ministry as the assistant pastor at Lighthouse Baptist in Cottage Grove. Read Full Post

New Job!

So, yesterday I started a dream job…and by that I mean a dream job that I actually never dreamed of having. But after my first 2 1/2 hours, it is like a dream come true!

I’m already a lifeguard and a plasma donor, but yesterday I got a part-time job as a bellsmith. I know, that is not even a word, but it will be now because someone has to coin it sooner or later. I am now one of the few people in the world to repair handbells! Read Full Post