I Remember Now with Pastor Tim Tengblad

An Intro from Echo: A Psychic and a Pastor Walk Into a Bar…………………

Eight years ago at one of our Aurapalooza’s, I was in the kitchen putting out more food for our guests and a very tall, nice looking gentlemen walked towards me with a gentle smile and extended his hand. He introduced himself, Tim Tengblad, a Lutheran Pastor. He said he had read one of my books and wanted to learn more about spirituality so that he could bring it to his congregation. I was speechless for a second while I gathered my wits about me. A Lutheran Pastor? Here at my teaching Center? He wants what? My head was spinning with questions. Is he serious? Is this a joke?

He didn’t look like he was joking. He looked quite authentic. I have no idea what I said back to him, I was so nervous. This was the second time in my life that a Lutheran pastor had approached me about spirituality and that relationship turned out to be wonderful so I told myself to relax. He asked if we could meet for coffee and I said of course, even though the thought of it scared the heck out of me. I walked around in a daze for the rest of the day. I knew something important was happening here and I couldn’t imagine what it could be.

About a week later we had our first coffee date and I was on pins and needles. I was raised to revere the clergy. They were honorable men who were close to God and we need to be respectful of their station in life. In a way, I felt like I was tripping over myself for fear of saying something wrong or being inappropriate in some way. There had to be some old beliefs inside because I’m not usually inappropriate with people. I definitely needed him to take the lead because I didn’t know how to start out the conversation with a Pastor. One by one, all these mis-conceptions were addressed and I started to think of him as a person rather than God’s first Sergeant . A psychic and a pastor having coffee seemed like a very odd twosome to me, but I soon found out it was exactly what both of us needed.

We began meeting every couple of weeks and slowly I brought up different topics. Reincarnation was a big one that Tim was interested in. He was also interested in healing, different levels of our souls and life after death. Before I knew it, we were chatting like two old, very old souls catching up with each other. We jumped from topic to topic, so excited to hear what each other believed. I met his spirit guides and started channeling information to him. We had so much fun sharing our thoughts and beliefs.

I think it was on our third coffee date that Jesus appeared to me and asked if I would give “Paul” a message for him. Turns out, he and Jesus went to school together and were very close friends. Tim’s name in that life was Paul and mine was Ruth. Jesus channeled such a wonderful message to him and it left both of us in awe of what we had learned about ourselves that day.

Tim and I have met several times over the last several years and it’s been incredibly healing and inspiring for both of us. He’s been a great source of information for me regarding Christianity and the Bible and I’ve been a source of information for him about spiritual matters. About two weeks ago in meditation, I heard that it’s time for Pastor Tim, who is now retired, to have a column in my website where he can share his thoughts on spirituality and religion and also answer questions that you have about them. My hope is to bring them live through a podcast someday.

There is a series of books that Tim and I both love written by author Gina Lake. Her books are channelings that she has with Jesus. They really resonate with my soul. We particularly love What Jesus Wants You to Know Today.

I’m going to start it out with the first question I asked him eight years ago. What makes you interested in spirituality coming from a strong religious background?

 

I Remember Now ~ Epilogue To The Christmas Story ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad Post 11

January 4, 2022

Hi everyone! I just want to quickly pass along something a long time dear friend passed along to me. After reading the previous article about the Christmas story, he said: ”Wouldn’t it be great if on Christmas Eve the church would have a manger up front and have everybody process forward to look into the manger to find, instead of a baby, a mirror! So, as you look at the Christ child, you see yourself!! Each person sees themselves as the Divine Self!!!” Isn’t that beautiful!? Each of us as mirrors of the One Christ consciousness! Thank you my dear…

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I Remember Now ~ Being Saved From Being Saved ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad Post 12

January 5, 2022

           Pastor Tim, my brother-in-law goes to a conservative Evangelical Church and tells me I need to be “saved”… The whole notion of salvation implies two things: 1. That you have or will be judged After I retired from being a Lutheran pastor in 2017 we went to Hawaii. One day we visited Pearl Harbor, and as I looked down the long line waiting to get in, I saw a young man with a van parked by the line of people. On the side of the van was a sign for all to see: God is…

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I Remember Now ~ The Purpose of Prayer ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad – Post 13

January 10, 2022

        I’ve always struggled with asking God for things over and over. If God is Love, it doesn’t make sense to me to have to keep doing that? Is there another purpose for prayer? Why pray if God is Love? That is a very important question and a struggle that I have also known. What am I doing in prayer? What is it’s purpose? Do I really have to keep trying to talk God into doing the right or loving thing (at least according to me)? When I pray for someone, is God really keeping track of…

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I Remember Now ~ Laughter And The DNA Of God ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad ~ Post 14

January 15, 2022

“In the beginning, there was nothing. And God said, “let there be light”. There was still nothing, but you could see it a lot better”. Ellen DeGeneres The title of this article is “Laughter And The DNA Of God”. The DNA of anything causes it to do whatever it does. The DNA of liver cells cause them to create a liver. The DNA of heart cells is different, and so they create and maintain a heart. What does this Being we call “God” always do? God loves. God is what connects everything. God lightens the burden. Joy and laughter are major parts of…

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I Remember Now – What Do You Want Your Legacy To Be? ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad ~ Post 15

February 1, 2022

What do you want your legacy to be? Does that have any real importance? When I was about 23 years old, I set off alone on a hike off of the Gunflint Trail north of Grand Marais. It was winter, and I took off from the road into Clearwater Lake, heading towards a beaver pond deep into the woods. It was snowing, and as I hiked it began snowing heavier and heavier. I remember noticing how huge the flakes were. I got to the beaver pond and hung around for awhile. The snow covered woods and the pond were absolutely…

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I Remember Now – It’s Still Hard – Grief and “Being Spiritual” ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad ~ Post 16

February 6, 2022

“I am a rock. I am an island. And a rock feels no pain. And an island never cries.”  I Am A Rock – Paul Simon She’s gone. My only sibling and beloved sister (Mary) just died. We were fortunate. We always had a positive and loving relationship. We laughed together more than anything else. Growing up, we’d just look at each other and laugh. She believed in me, and I always knew she was in my corner when I needed her. It felt more like friends than siblings, which is remarkable considering we were 10 years apart (Mary being…

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I Remember Now – What I’ve Learned About Being There For People ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad ~ Post 17

February 10, 2022

Piglet sidled up to Pooh. “Pooh”. he whispered. “Yes, Piglet?” “Nothing. I just wanted to be sure of you”.  Over the years as a pastor I had the privilege of being with people in just about any situation life can bring. Everything from the more expected experiences such as illness, death of an adult, marriage and family struggles, divorce, job loss, lack of money, sitting with families in hospital waiting spaces, to the more intense and sudden tragedies of death by way of an accident, suicide, SIDS, death of a child, various forms of abuse, and murder. I use the…

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I Remember Now – I Know Nothing ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad ~ Post 18

February 11, 2022

The Prayer of the Empty Water Jar, by Marina Wiederker Jesus, I come into the warmth of your presence, knowing you are the very emptiness of God. I come before you holding the water jar of my life. Your eyes meet mine and I know what I’d rather not know.  I came to be filled, but I am already full. I am too full. This is my sickness.. A holy knowing steals inside my heart and I see the painful truth. I don’t need more. I need less. I am too full…I am smothered by gods of my own creation.…

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I Remember Now – The Soul’s Perspective: Marriage, and Long Term Relationships ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad ~ Post 19

February 14, 2022

 You say there’s so much you don’t know. You need to go and find yourself. You say you’d rather be alone, cause you think you won’t find it tied to someone else. Ooh, who said it’s true, that the growing only happens on your own? They don’t know me and you.  I don’t think you have to leave, if to change is what you need. You can change right next to me. When you’re high, I’ll take the lows. You can ebb, and I can flow. And we’ll take it slow. And grow as we go. You won’t be the…

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I Remember Now ~ Oneness, Covid, and Ukraine ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad – Post 20

February 28, 2022

As I write this we are two years into the Pandemic and the people of Ukraine are in their 6th day of living with and fighting off the invasion of Putin and his forces. If there is anything that these past two years have helped us remember, it is how connected everything inherently is. It doesn’t matter if we believe that or not (or even care). The Oneness, the connection simply and naturally happens. In every moment and circumstance. With the pandemic we have remembered how we are constantly affecting each other. When I visit you, I bring not only…

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