A sermon on Luke 21:25-36 for the Second Sunday in Advent. Preached to Christ’s Church at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ferndale, CA on December 8, 2019.
A homily from Concordia Publishing House for the First Midweek Service in Advent. Written by Rev. Kevin Golden. Preached to Christ’s Church at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ferndale, CA on December 4, 2019.
A sermon on Romans 13:11-14 for the First Sunday in Advent. Preached to Christ’s Church at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ferndale, CA on December 1, 2019.
My newest book will be released on December 3. The Bird Battle of Artisan Alley (pre-order here) is the sequel to The World of the Wazzlewoods. Both are part of the A Fern & Dale Fairy Tale series. I’m having a blast with these books. The other day I told my wife that I could write wazzlewood stories all day, every day. It’s a lot of fun to write wholesome adventures for kids and their families. It’s also a lot of fun to be able to include special meaning here and there throughout the books. Nothing overbearing. The story is of prime importance. But if I can play with a theme or put a little dialogue in that makes me think of my childhood, it’s fun to do so. I had the chance to do that with the cover of The Bird Battle of Artisan Alley. In February of this year, my family’s life was turned upside down when my son was diagnosed with cancer. I was working on the first draft of this second book when out …
A sermon on Matthew 25:1-13 for the Last Sunday of the Church Year. Preached to Christ’s Church at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ferndale, CA on November 24, 2019.
My daughter is fourteen and there is something she has always wanted to do. What? Help my wife prepare the Thanksgiving turkey. For some reason, which none of us can remember, she never ended up lending a hand in the kitchen on the big day. We haven’t had many Thanksgiving meals at our house and if memory serves me, the year she expressed interest in cooking the bird was the last year we stayed home for the feast. After that year we traveled to Grandma and Grandpa’s house, alternating between my parents and my wife’s to celebrate the national day of thanks with our extended family. Earlier this year, as we were discussing our November travel plans, my daughter expressed that she’s always wanted to help her mom prepare the turkey for Thanksgiving. We’ve already traveled a lot this year so we decided that we would stay home. It’s an opportunity to give my daughter a part of the Thanksgiving tradition for which she has longed. This little episode reminded me of a truth that …
A sermon on Micah 6:8 for the Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity. Preached to Christ’s Church at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ferndale, CA on November 17, 2019.