Mark Muehl

A Beggar's Thanksgiving

"We are all beggars. This is true." These were the words on the note stuck in the pocket of the lifeless body of great theologian Martin Luther. Luther knew that we all are beggars, in need of Christ to open our eyes. Through the miracle of faith, the Spirit opens our eyes… Read more »

Mask Up

It’s the battlecry of COVID19. Mask up for your neighbor, for your family, for yourself. Cloth masks, surgical masks, N95 masks and face shields all have found their way into our decision making of obeying the mandate. During the short history of this pandemic, there has been conflicting research coming from medical… Read more »


Quite early into the pandemic, COVID19 seemed a bit peculiar, or should I say, novel. Take away anything reported about the virus's inception, the response to its potential impact was much more anxious than a normal response to a virus. It didn’t take long for “unprecedented” and “new normal” to be used… Read more »

Sent to serve with a strong staff

It’s the playoffs. Game 7. The series is tied. It’s the bottom of the 9th. Man on first. Two out. The two strike pitch is shot into the gap in left center. The runner from first, rounds second and comes barreling into third with the crowd and the bench calling, “Send him… Read more »

Answer Me

Google? Youtube? Who do we go to when you need answers? When we were young (very young), it was parents. “Mommy, help!” may have been a plea for something to eat or to get out of a troublesome situation. Middle school found a time when parents didn’t have answers anymore and we… Read more »

Living My Dream

When’s the last time you said this? When we’re young, we do a lot of dreaming. We considered the impossible and thought it possible. We looked at the world without the scars of past mistakes and dove into the world without pause or without considering cost. What was your dream? Are you… Read more »

Sent to Serve with Words

Seems like there is more chatter than ever before! Plenty of noise; lots of confusion. Isn’t it amazing that with all the resources available for communicating that communication is one of the most perplexing elements of life? One could argue that everyone is talking, but very few people are making sense. Compare… Read more »

VIP Excitement

COVID19 affected the event date, the location, and the attendee list, but it did not suppress the love of the Lutheran community, its love for freedom and religious liberty, and its love for Lutheran schools! As September 3 drew closer, we at TLSP had reason to be concerned. Would COVID19 fears bring… Read more »

SGO Results 2020: Money Left on the Table?

While SGO donations “count” for the year the donation is made (January 1 through December 31), the SGO program is a fiscal year program… July 1 through June 30 (hence why someone can donate in December and again in January for two different tax years but the same SGO year). Here are… Read more »

Sent to Serve

Service and vocation are central to the response to the call to faith in Christ. However, lately the notion of service can become trite. So much has been written on servant leadership and humility in leadership that any new blog can fall on deaf ears- or blind eyes! Honor and respect are… Read more »