Missed Opportunities

I was visiting a large city for a conference and decided to go out for a morning walk. A scruffy man was walking toward me and I forgot that I wasn’t in the Dakotas and gave him a cheery, “Good Morning!” He stopped and said, “Thank you and good morning to you.” I was feeling…

Why I’m Not a Pastor

Over the years I’ve had people ask me why I didn’t become a pastor. Because I preach fairly regularly and work with churches, some people actually think I am ordained. I respect those who serve and believe it’s not an easy path, but here’s Why I’m Not a Pastor: Not a huge fan of hospitals…

Fear

Mom has always been an avid reader. She also has a fear of snakes. So in my younger years I would cut out pictures of snakes and slip them into books she was reading and then wait for the inevitable scream. I also put a plastic mouse in the oven to scare her, but found…

Communion

I was listening to a devotion on communion and was thinking about my experiences with communion. My first principal job was in a small Roman Catholic school in Sioux Falls. I learned all the hand signals and still can repeat the prayers, but the only time I was not able to participate fully in worship…