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For many “Protestant” Christians, anything “catholic” is automatically suspect. In the wake of the “Ninety-five Theses”, whose 500th anniversary is Tuesday, the Roman Catholic church … more
“I am really proud of my daughters. I love my family, my beautiful family of daughters, son-in-laws, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I have tried to take care of my family and be a leader … more
In our family, we’ve always tried to focus on the fun, lighthearted aspects of Halloween.  Imagine Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin (which always makes me cry a little), or Winnie the Pooh … more
For reasons likely to remain obscure, October 30 is Checklist Day. But while the origins of this observance may be a mystery, the value of checklists is clear: They help us organize our time and … more
Some 500 years ago, God reformed His church on earth in a major way through the efforts of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther and others. The various events over more than 50 years one half-millennium ago … more
SHE sits with hands folded in her lap and a sweet smile upon her face. She is the epitome of grace and the word “lady” has accompanied her throughout her lifetime of soon to be ninety-nine … more
To raise public awareness about the importance of saving for retirement, Congress has designated the third week of October as National Save for Retirement Week. What lessons can you learn from this … more
I am a First Amendment guy. As a journalist, I valued the Amendment’s prohibiting Congress from abridging the freedom of speech or of the press. As a pastor, I value the Amendment’s prohibiting … more
Once a year, or so, I feel an uncanny need to atone for my sins against our household budget by holding a garage sale. When our home begins to look like it should be featured on the season finale of … more
Columbus Day is observed on October 9. And while it may be true that Leif Erikson and the Vikings beat Columbus to the New World, Columbus Day nonetheless remains important in the public eye, … more
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