Monthly Archives: November 2017

Gordon Watt Clinic Set For April 26-29, 2018

The November 2-5, 2017 sheepdog clinic with Gordon Watt has come and gone. It was marked by terrific learning by all the handlers, progress by all of the dogs, and way too much hilarity on the field and around the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and Harvest

Give us this day our daily bread. The word Jesus used, that we now¬†pray as “daily,” is a mystery word. In all of ancient Greek literature it is only used in Matthew’s and Luke’s accounts of that model prayer our … Continue reading

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Panic Is Not Pretty

Bilbo is the name of our gentle giant livestock guardian dog. His job is to defend the flock from the constant threat of coyotes and wandering dogs who go feral when they happen to get in with sheep. Bilbo’s bark … Continue reading

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Turn the Page: Reflections on Lessons for Pentecost 24 A

The very first time I assisted with leading worship at my home congregation the very first thing I was assigned to do was to go to the altar and read aloud the introit from the big book lying there. I … Continue reading

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Reflections on Lessons Pentecost 23 A

We had a spirited discussion today in our weekly Bible study of area pastors of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). It was fed by a feeling of dread about recent signs of sickness in our society. One of … Continue reading

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