The central fact of American life – Second Sunday of Advent 2019, Part 1

What is the central fact of American Life?  Please don’t Google it.  Just think about the first word that comes to your mind. Did you think of words like: freedom, liberty, money, politics, consumerism, individualism or shopping?  There are many words both good and bad that define our American experience.  I recently read an answerContinue reading “The central fact of American life – Second Sunday of Advent 2019, Part 1”

Cardboard box tower and a covered desktop – The Monday Messy Office Report – July 20, 2015

My Monday Messy Office Report returns!  I’m sure you were feeling incomplete without it… Today two photos that show what I arrived to this morning: A smallish church pastor wears many hats, and Picture #1 shows a bunch of them: 1. Three weeks worth of bulletin proofs. I’m part of a team from Faith ChurchContinue reading “Cardboard box tower and a covered desktop – The Monday Messy Office Report – July 20, 2015”

Is there only bad news and a broken world?

Hearing the bad news coming out of Kenya these past few days has been a sobering reality about our world.  I know that there is tragedy and evil like that pretty much every day of every week, but this one hit home because we have close friends who are missionaries in Kenya, and my sonContinue reading “Is there only bad news and a broken world?”

Note, Christmas Cards – Monday Messy Office Report – 10/27/2014

After a few months off, it’s back!  The Monday Messy Office Report.  It’s not that my has been clean all this time.  I’ve been busy or lacked the motivation to write.  Part of me doesn’t want to start back up again, so I’m compromising with myself and keeping it short.  Here’s what I found inContinue reading “Note, Christmas Cards – Monday Messy Office Report – 10/27/2014”

Skype with the Stoltzfuses!

I remember as a kid being fascinated by the missionary phone patch, or at least that is what it was called at the church I grew up in.  During a worship service, we would call one of our missionaries and do a mini-interview with them through the church sound system.  It was really cool toContinue reading “Skype with the Stoltzfuses!”