Bad news is easy.

Scanning through the headlines is an emotionally taxing endeavor. I really couldn’t find a bit of good news being reported anywhere today. This isn’t new. As we all know, good news has been obscured for months. I remember attending a conference at a prestigious journalism school many years ago. I was there to learn how…

God is at work.

Lines. Lines. Lines. Lines seem to be everywhere these days. Not unusual. We are all used to standing in lines: in the grocery store, at takeout counters, to buy tickets to see a popular play or movie. Standing in lines is nothing new to us. So why am I writing about lines? Because it seems to…

Together.

When I was in high school, I worked at a hardware store doing all kinds of things. I stocked shelves, operated the register, answered phones and cut keys. And sometimes, I helped people. That is, when they let me. In those days, before the big box chains popped up in the cornfield, the hardware store…

It does take a village.

I grew up in small-town Wisconsin. From the 2nd grade through 6th grade, I went to a very small three classroom school. There were two grades per teacher. We lived in a pretty rural area. Every day my Dad would drop me off at school on his way to work, but I had to walk…

Thank you.

Being a pastor is challenging. I believe that is true for all of you who see your life’s work as a calling. There is no “off” switch for a life with a mission. Teachers don’t stop teaching when they leave the classroom. Physicians don’t stop practicing when they walk out of the hospital. Organizers don’t…