Opportunities

Opportunities

Pastor Dave Koppel

Fear not, I am with you, oh, be not dismayedFor I am your God and will still give you aid;I’ll strengthen you, help you, and cause you to stand,Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.("How Firm a Foundation," ELW #796) Dear Friends, This... Read More

Be Bold and Courageous

Be Bold and Courageous

Pastor Dave Koppel

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." — Joshua 1:9 I have a friend who is a "short-timer" at his job. He told me that his... Read More

Riding the Hose

Riding the Hose

Pastor Dave Koppel

Some time ago, I had the privilege to be a volunteer firefighter in a place with the highest water pressure in North America. It was amazing! What does that mean? It means that if you attached the hose to a fire hydrant, opened the... Read More

Time

Time

Pastor Dave Koppel

There is a clock being constructed, right here in a mountain in Texas, that will tick once per year for the next 10,000 years. Jeff Bezos calls it the “10,000 Year Clock.” I’m not really sure that I see the point. He is... Read More

Interruptions

Interruptions

Pastor Dave Koppel

It has been one of those weeks. So much to get done, and not quite enough time. Last week was so busy, and I had meetings of one sort or another every evening, and I still haven’t gotten my taxes done. I was feeling a little bit of... Read More