Covenant Pines sunset
August 16, 2017

Peace Among the Pines

I’ve written this article several times now, and deleted each version immediately upon reading it back. I think I have unknowingly been trying to use this post to pitch the idea of going on the...

July 19, 2017

Serving God or Money?

One of the most difficult areas of life to submit to God is the area of finance. How does our relationship with God affect our spending? Does our faith impact how we save money for...

Edina 4th of July parade
July 10, 2017

Freezes, Balloons, 4th of July, Oh My!

This year’s heavily-attended 4th of July celebration was blast for all involved! For years, this congregation has opened up our building and our hearts to the community during the Edina 4th of July parade that...

abandon to Jesus
May 30, 2017


As a person who suffers with an anxiety disorder, discerning between the illness and a lack of faith proves difficult. There are times when I feel like nothing is right, everything bad will happen, nothing...

women's life group dinner
May 05, 2017

Women’s Life Group

“A place to gather women and share a simple meal and dive deep with people over real stories and Christ centered conversations. A time for a whole lot of laughter – and maybe a few...

yellow flowers
April 28, 2017

A Fresh Start

“For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.”...

empty tomb
April 19, 2017

Easter Reflection

Each year, I return to the Easter event as told by one of the gospel writers. I wonder if I will have anything new to say after so many years of presenting the same narrative....

Pastor Ben preaching
March 22, 2017

What Do You Do for a Living?

“What do you do for a living?” I don’t like answering this question. I don’t like telling people I am a pastor because I have no idea how they will respond. I do know that...

Mercy Commons Tanzania trip
October 19, 2016

Tanzania Trip 2016

“Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor” – Romans 10:9-10 I counsel pre-married couples to attempt...

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