May 31, 2020

The Class of 2020. These days, I think about them often. I think about all of the hard work and countless hours over the years they have endured to earn their diplomas from high school or degrees from a college, university, seminary or other educational institution. I...

May 24, 2020

It is week # ? (I forgot how many weeks I have been social distancing with my family.  Send help soon!). I never would have imagined that I would be working at my kitchen table for as long as I have. Tracy has given the boys and me at least three COVID haircuts. The no...

May 17, 2020

This week has been particularly difficult; I'm not quite sure why.  Perhaps with all that's been going on in the world, the stress of it has finally caught up with me. Maybe at some point over these last two months, you've experienced a week like this, too. So much has...

May 10, 2020

Legend of the Dogwood

~ Unknown

In Jesus time, the dogwood grew

To a stately size and a lovely hue.

'Twas strong & firm it's branches interwoven

For the cross of Christ its timbers were chosen.

Seeing the distress at this use of their wood

Christ made a promise which still ho...

Martin Luther once said, "Even if I know tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune (4/21/20) was about a group of people who search for lost/heirloom apple trees in orchards that were abandoned lon...

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