Summer arrived a day or two ago – just in case you did not notice! It trumpeted its arrival on my dashboard by telling me that the temperature outside was 100 degrees. That is what I would call a grand entrance – and I love it!
It seems as though anxiety levels are on the rise in more than a few people these days as we are confronted with a never-ending barrage of issues. A couple years ago it was all about the elections. Then came the pandemic.
I was confused for a while Tuesday night (not that this itself is unusual) as the start of the Tiger game was delayed by rain. The weather on our deck was beautiful, and there was no rain in the evening forecast – how could it be raining in downtown Detroit? It was then that I realized the game was to be played in Pittsburg, not Detroit. Sunshine here – rain there!
I had a conversation yesterday morning with someone (who is younger than me) who had recently attended a funeral of someone who was younger than he. Somewhere in that conversation I said, “I believe that in every year of my
My Godmother was born on Memorial Day – the traditional one. Thus, I always remember her around this time of the year. She has been in heaven for many years now, but back in the day when I was growing up, she lived next door with my grandfather. Their house was always a safe haven when my brother or I had a pressing desire to “get away.”
Yesterday morning I went to Belle Tire at 8:05 a.m. to get a slow leak in a tire fixed. They asked if I planned to leave the vehicle there for the day. I said, “No,” for my plan was to work on my laptop in their waiting area for an hour or two, and then be on my way to scheduled home visits.
It is a phrase we are all familiar with. In fact, sometimes I think these might be the most well-known – and most often quoted – words of Jesus. “Judge not, that you be not be judged. For with the judgement you pronounce you will be judged.” (Matthew 7.1-2)
Some classic Lutheran theology that is often overlooked or misunderstood describes how God rules in our world with two different hands. With his left hand he rules the world through governments. In this way he provides general order (peace) to
fter Tuesday night’s ninth inning debacle the Tigers woke up Wednesday morning in the cellar of the American League Central Division. Their play thus far has been disappointing to me. Meadows was a nice last-minute addition, Javy is back in the lineup, and Miguel is hitting more in April than I can ever remember, but after that …
Holy Week and Easter are such a special time that I am still glowing with an emotional high nearly a week later. It is partially the nearly 400 people who worshiped with us on Easter (when you add together Sunrise, Festival, and 144 online views) – the most we have had in a single day since before the pandemic.