“Faith is moving forward.” “God has a plan for us.” “Let’s go.” Now, these words are from a drama. They are not actually found in the scriptures. The truth is, … Continue reading Rethinking Judgment
On November 2, 2011, White House press secretary, Jay Carney was asked a question during a routine press briefing. He was asked to explain the president’s belief that government should … Continue reading Right Here…Right Now…
Sometimes good stories trigger memories: When I think of “The Wizard of Oz,” I think of getting to eat dinner in front of the TV…something that otherwise never happened in … Continue reading To See or Not To See
I recently read a story by Pastor JoAnn Post about her niece. This precocious 5-year old was asked to lead table grace at Christmas dinner. But instead of simply jumping … Continue reading Justified
Grace and peace to you from God our creator, and from Jesus, who heals. Amen. In 2008 a young Australian woman, Hailey Bartholomew, found that she just wasn’t enjoying life. … Continue reading How Are You?
A common business, or investment principle is “risk vs. reward.” This involves determining how much cost, or risk a businessperson is comfortable taking, in order to maximize the reward. The … Continue reading Life Lessons from the Cornfield: Risk vs. Reward
We all love a good underdog story, don’t we? a story of the little defeating the big of the disadvantaged triumphing over the advantaged of the weak, winning over the … Continue reading When We Face the Giants
The power of water is an amazing thing to witness. Certainly, we saw that earlier this week. The heavy rains Thursday and the flooding between here and Rochester were a … Continue reading Nope. Never Again.
According to the 2016 Consumer Automotive Index, 87% of Americans dislike buying cars. 87%! That’s an incredible number. In fact, this study goes deeper: 56% of Americans would rather clean … Continue reading Behind the Curtain
You may be familiar with the “pay it forward” phenomenon which has hit drive-thru lines at fast-food places and coffee shops in the last few years. One person will go … Continue reading Pay it Forward
A centennial celebration is a significant day…a milestone in the life of a congregation. And on this important day, to mark this milestone, I have written a letter, which I … Continue reading A Letter to my Successor