Does the Reformation Still Matter?

Unbeknownst to many, the most important occasion on October 31 every year is not Halloween. No,really – it’s Reformation Day. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to […]

Halloween Masks

I always find it interesting that on Halloween during the election cycle so many children in our neighborhood wear masks of the candidates. It’s interesting that I have not seen […]

Fun Ways to Serve This Fall

Ah, fall! The temperature is dropping below 90 degrees, pumpkins are everywhere and Big Tex is in his place waving howdy to all who pass by. Fall sure does seem […]

When The Real World Is Lonely

  When I was in college I lived with 5 other dudes on a street lined with identical bungalows all providing roofs to college kids. And over the course of […]

Birth, Death and Those Days In Between

I arrived the night that preceded my father’s death with a heavy heart. Although I was road weary from the long trip from Texas to Ohio, I could not sleep […]

A Mother’s Greatest Calling

Are my children my greatest calling as a mother? What about the poor? Using my gifts to serve the church? What about my passion to create? To exercise? To work? How […]