And It Was Huge

We had this awesome playing field between the house and the church.  We played football, baseball, and tons of other games and it was huge.  We had an upstairs bedroom with tons of room to play.   There was a staircase that we used to slide down on pillows and it was huge.  We had the…

The Plan

I’m reading a book called Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline which relates the loading up of orphan children on trains and bringing them out west to be adopted by families.  The book described train stops as near to us as Minnesota where the children lined up like cattle and they awaited the fate of…

View From The Office

Two buffalo were roaming the prairie when suddenly one of them stopped and said, “Shhh. “What’s wrong?” the other buffalo asked. “I thought I heard a discouraging word.” While most days I love my job and a few days I don’t, it was reinforced for me how fortunate I am to make a living the…

Mimeograph

It’s hard to believe in this age of digital creation, but the church bulletin used to be created with a mimeograph.  The original model dad used was a messy machine.  Ink was poured into a drum.  The bulletin was typed on a stencil and the stencil was laid on the drum.  Paper was inserted on…