What We Listen For

“A man and a woman were walking along a crowded sidewalk in New York City.  Suddenly, the woman, who was a zoologist, said, ‘Listen to the lovely sound of that cricket,’ but the man could not hear the sound.  He asked: “How can you possibly hear a cricket, in the middle of all of this noise, and … More What We Listen For

Wants and Needs

I have a confession to make.  I sometimes confuse what I want, with what I need.  Anyone else?  Anyone?  Yeah.  I suspect that I am not alone in that.  Do I want the newest version of the iPhone?  Or do I need the newest version of the iPhone?  Ok.  It’s a clearly a want. Do … More Wants and Needs

Remember…

Christ is risen!  Christ is risen indeed!  I hear those words and they stir memories.  I remember hearing the pastor say those words when I was a child at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church.  And it draws me back to memories of getting up really early for that sunrise service, the Easter lilies, and of the … More Remember…