One Lutheran's Thoughts

Live and grow, change, reform...well, this blog used to be my 'primary' space, but not any more. This is now the online 'home' of my poetic ramblings and musings. Sometimes there is a faith/theological hue, while others not so much. Check out the pictures. Remember - literacy is visual too!

Tuesday, September 24, 2002


How does one sing a feeling?
Can you also feel a word?
Can you touch a vision?
Can you taste a feeling?
Can you smell a feeling?

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Reflections on 9/11

Hate, anger, frustration, fear, nervousness, pissed, tired, worried, wary, tears, crying, loss and frustration. These words summarize my feelings as I sit back and reflect on the events of 9/11/01. I remember where I was physically when I saw on TV what was happening - I was getting ready to head out to Bradley's Anthro. of Ed. class. I thought they were showing clips from a movie or clips from a previous historical event that I didn't remember. Then I heard the announcer - Bryant Gumble - say something that made me listen a little more closely. Wow - this was real, this was really happening. In the next several minutes I began to question if this was the end of the world. Well today, through the random news we are constantly hearing the names of those who died. Yet interspersed throughout are bulletins about the upcoming war with Iraq and the killing Al Quaida. When does it stop?

Monday, September 09, 2002


Baptism - what is real? I ask this question because I am in the process of submitting my application for candidacy and there are two things holding me up. The first ... The second is my baptism. My parents had us all baptized twice - in order not to cause a family 'fuss.' We were each baptized at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church and then in a Lutheran CHurch where they desired us to be baptized. So what's the problem? The problem is that the Church recognizes one baptism and I interpret this as the 'first' baptism. Problem with that is that we don't have the specific date for this written in our baby books. I know I was baptized in March of 1974, but specifically I don't know anything else. Mom says just to sue the Lutheran date, but is that being deceptive, knowing that my first, my 'real' baptism is at the Serbian church? How can I be decpetive on the applicaiton for the rest of my life. PT say that it is not a big deal. What to do....