Pastor Seabaugh's Blog

How to Love

Remember a birthday like this?  It’s present opening time and under the ripped paper anticipation turns to dismay.  Before you is a gift you will never ever use.  Showtime!  Smile big, gush with thank yous, throw in a bear hug and on to the next gift.   They’ll never know their gift was a dud.  The … Read more

God Does More

For over a decade, Bethel Lutheran Church has held an enormous rummage sale with the expressed purpose of raising money to support our families who send their children to Christian schools and those going into professional church work.  Simple.  People give us their old stuff, we sell it to people who want to buy it.  … Read more

A Sabbatical?

The year was 2009, and I can remember the meeting vividly.  The Leadership Team of our  congregation passed a sabbatical policy for called staff.  I felt it was a nice gesture but honestly had no intention of using it.  I love my job.  It doesn’t get much better than walking with people through the ups … Read more

The Irony of the Incarnation

Holiday travel time is upon us.  Chances are at one point or another in the next month or so you will travel somewhere for an extended period of time.  I know how it is with traveling.  Packing is the worst part.  As my family has grown through the years, it has gotten rather ridiculous.  How … Read more

Leaving Tomorrow for Tomorrow

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  Matthew 6:34 I like to think of myself as a calm, collected person living in the moment.  That’s probably because it’s not so true.  I have battled anxiety for as long as I can remember. … Read more