Children of God

In his book, The Case for Grace: A Journalist Explores the Evidence of Transformed Lives, Lee Strobel outlines his stories of grace, the stories of other’s lives, and their intersection with God and grace. The opening story about Stephanie simply grabbed me. She was a bi-racial child born during the Korean War. After the war,…

Discovering Wonder

I came upon an advertisement that promoted a waterfall excursion in northeast Minnesota. Basically from Duluth to the Canadian border or if you know the shape of the state, we went up to the top, right tip. A highway borders Lake Superior and along the way there are many places to see waterfalls. We asked…

Happy Meal Toys

I was listening to a speaker who had just returned from Guatemala. She was talking about how happy the children were. She talked about how excited the kids were to receive worthless toys from McDonalds and other toss-away trinkets. She said they were so happy with nothing, when we have everything here. It hit me…

Still, Small Voice

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or on a Sabbath from social media, you’ve probably heard about the Yanny & Laurel debate. It’s an electronically produced voice, saying a word and some hear Yanny and some people hear the word Laurel. The science behind it is the two words have surprisingly similar sound waves…

What Happened to May Day?

My granddaughter called me the morning of May 1 and I asked her what she was up to. I got the usual, “Oh, nothing.” Then I told her it is May Day and when I was her age, we delivered small baskets of candy to our friends. “Really?” Of course, she had to ask grandma…

Just The Way We Are

We go to a regional sporting goods store and they have an indoor play area. Our grandkids love the area and want to head there whenever we go to the store. But while they play, they want me to stand in the same spot. When they climb around, they look through the mesh to make…

My Image

My work takes me to Nashville, two or three times a year. Near the hotel where I usually stay is a nice walking path. It surrounds a golf course, goes through a wooded area, and crosses a meandering creek. When it is nice out, there are a number of people out walking or biking on…