One of my favorite songs is, “A Random Act of Senseless Kindness” by South Sixty-Five. I’ll share with you the first verse and chorus:

Do you ever remember so much national and global anger, angst, anxiety and apathy? It seems no one is allowed a peaceful discussion anymore on…

If there was ever a time where we learned how important relationships are it was this past year. No matter who you were your world was changed…

My wife loves to bake. Every time she does, she pulls out her recipe book and followsthe ingredients to the letter. A few years back when her …

About a week ago or so I spent an evening ice fishing with my son-in-law, Chris, and grandson, Logan. It was such a beautiful evening. It was …

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During this year we have come to appreciate the importance of character. We have hospital staff show up day after day; character is expressed.…

This past week I attended the funeral mass for a good friend and colleague the Rev. Father Fred Method at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Chis…

With the approach of Valentine’s Day, the thoughts of many people turn to the subject of love. Periodically I come across an old joke describi…

What if there is a greater breakthrough waiting to happen in our lives, while the current breakthrough we are asking for isn’t happening?

If you are a Harry Potter fan, the word, “Alohomora” might ring a bell. It was the spell used when someone wanted to open things that were loc…

I wanted to tell you about the beautiful winter light, but I’m sidelined by a family I know who is going through a really hard time. (not from…

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To say 2020 has been challenging is a huge understatement! This year can be characterized as a time of great loss; loss of jobs, loss of perso…

Our lives seem to have a lot of that this year. If you are like me and like to plan ahead, this has probably been a hard year for you too. I h…

In 2016, the word that the Oxford English Dictionary chose for their Word of the Year was one that really sets my teeth on edge. That word is …

Are you ready to look into this mirror? It looks quite innocent as it hangs there on the wall in front of you. Quite innocuous, really. What h…

With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching I’ve been thinking a lot about having a heart of gratitude in my daily life. I try to rememb…

As I write this today, there are so many topics that I would like to touch on, but for sure I want to talk some about Thanksgiving. Thanksgivi…

As I sit looking out my office window pondering what to write one thought keeps crossing my mind, whether I want it to or not, it’s November a…

What does SOS mean? An urgent appeal for help. We need to pray to God for help in America. This election will dramatically affect not only fre…

In every age in no matter the circumstances human beings look outside of themselves for inspiration. Things that fill them with hope, encourag…

An older woman was parked on the side of the road. Her late model Mercedes had a flat tire and she had no idea how to change it. Finally, afte…

This election cycle we feel there are high stakes. There is much division. We’re very worried about what happens if one candidate or another g…

I’ve given many sermons over the years on verses like James 1:2-3. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of…

In this year when many congregations are having virtual worship services, the Habitat 500, the bike ride that raises money and awareness for H…