October 31, 2019

We desperately needed the rain. But now that it has rained, I am complaining about the mud. When it was August, I wanted cold weather. But now that it’s cold, I am complaining about moving hay bales on a tractor without a cab. And while I have been unable to get anything done on the … Continue reading October 31, 2019

October 30, 2019

Yesterday, I had a finance meeting, staff meeting, and worship meeting. And while I can’t find it in the Bible, I am certain that hell is a church meeting that never ends. As thirteen of our church staff members sat around the large conference table discussing tonight’s Fall Festival, church finances, future ministries, evaluating what … Continue reading October 30, 2019

October 25, 2019

Rerun from 2017 When I finally finished defending my doctoral work, I was so glad that pain in the tukus was over that I wanted the doctoral chevrons tattooed on my arms. But Shannon wasn’t thrilled with the tattoo thing, so instead, we opted for a new clerical robe with doctoral chevrons on the sleeves. … Continue reading October 25, 2019