Going Dark for Three Weeks

Going Dark for Three Weeks

My dear friends in cyberspace. I begin a digital fast today. The plan is to stay away from email, social media, and my compulsive need to blog and share articles on Facebook between now and July 22. I hope to read at least one book in a paper format, paint with real...
Reflections on First Year at Easter

Reflections on First Year at Easter

I have been at Easter for one year. I officially started on May 1, 2017, so today is the last day of my first year. Moments like these offer a good opportunity for reflection and introspection. Here is a mind map that attempts to mark the significant events in my...
Thomason Christmas Letter 2017

Thomason Christmas Letter 2017

My daughters talked me into doing our Christmas Letter this year. I’ve made one every year since 1986, and I didn’t feel inspired to do it this year. Then I realized that this was a big year for Leah since she turned 18 and graduated from High School. If I didn’t do...
The Easter Lutheran Church App is Here!

The Easter Lutheran Church App is Here!

One of the fun things that I get to do as part of the pastoral staff at Easter Lutheran Church is to record a podcast every Tuesday morning. The four pastors sit around and discuss the theme of worship for the upcoming week.  This is a great group of people and...
Guatemala Day 9: Coming Home

Guatemala Day 9: Coming Home

Guatemala City is shrinking below and behind us. A thick deck of white clouds obscures the earth below as we hang suspended under a bright blue sky. Our band of travelers—Denise, Deb, Sammy, and I—have completed our time in this beautiful country. It was sad to say...
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