Remnants

We had a huge parsonage in my high school years. On the second level was a pull-down set of steps to the attic. One day I decided it needed to be explored and I found a beautiful pair of frames. They were solid oak with pewter trims. They were remnants of someone who had lived…

How Much???

Parade magazine comes in our Sunday newspaper and they publish an annual salary report. Every single time it comes out I say, HOW MUCH???  Miley Cyrus is estimated at $75,000,000 for the year. Seriously? How much??? Here’s some others: Sandra Bullock – $63M Beyoncé – $46M Payton Manning – $43M Top 25 baseball salaries –…

Seeking Community

I believe we all seek community. Dad and mom talk about the community getting together during harvest time to help each other. When I was growing up, the church and school were pretty much the only game in town so much of what happened in our life, happened there. When our kids were involved in…

I Can’t Believe He Did That for You!

In the northwest part of my hometown was Newman’s Field, the site of neighborhood baseball games. The chicken-wire backstop formed the home plate area while the back of a gray barn followed the third base line and an alley followed the path along first base. The left field was defined by a town street, center…

Interesting People

In my journeys I have met some interesting people. A number of years ago I met Abraham Lincoln. Serving at a soup kitchen in Chicago, I was standing by a stage and a man came by. I introduced myself and the man said in a very matter of fact way, “Good to meet you, I…