How Much Longer?

Growing up, our family would occasionally road trip.  Sometimes it was to visit the grandparents.  Other times it was to spend a few days at a lake somewhere, trying (and failing) to catch fish.  Wherever we were headed, once my brothers and I were loaded into the far back seat of our family station wagon … More How Much Longer?

The Giant Plus Sign

Growing up in south Minneapolis, when the Minneapolis Star, our afternoon newspaper would come, I’d always grab it and go straight to the comic pages.  I’m sure many of you remember the comic strip called: “Dennis the Menace.”  I always loved that one.  I don’t know…I guess I just kind of related to him in … More The Giant Plus Sign

Ashes on our Forehead

Every year, around 6 weeks before Easter, the Christian church celebrates Ash Wednesday.  This year, Ash Wednesday falls on March 6.  Tomorrow.  You will see people walking around with black smudges on their foreheads.  It is an ancient tradition that the church practices to mark the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a season when Christians … More Ashes on our Forehead

On Jesus’ List

To be honest, when I first heard that Ash Wednesday, 2018, was going to land on Valentine’s Day, it was a little startling.  There are, after all, some pretty distinct contrasts: Valentine’s Day is associated with the color pink.  Ash Wednesday?  With the color black. Valentine’s Day is associated with receiving the gifts of candy, … More On Jesus’ List

What is Ash Wednesday?

Q:  What do President Donald Trump, Beyonce, Jimmy Fallon, Rush Limbaugh, Queen Elizabeth, Pastor Dean and you all have in common? A:  Your humanity. Setting aside everything these people have accomplished, everything they’ve done and everything they have achieved, the thing we share is that we all walk this world.  We are physically made of … More What is Ash Wednesday?