I can look out my window and see green grass, brown dirt and beautiful sky. That’s beautiful. Meanwhile the farmers want the rain to stop so they can harvest. Oil workers trucks are coated with mud. Mosquitos continue to appear. Some would say that is an interruption of beauty. Depends on your perspective. Farmers are […]
Today we begin, in earnest – or is that surely, or perhaps . . . (just being gender inclusive!) Our town gave us permission to build decks onto our house. In a desire to do this right, we asked my brother to give us a hand – or more rightly, two hands, strong shoulders, able […]
Well, we moved across the street. We are living in a newly renovated 1939 “farm house”. The trim is not all done, there are decks to put on, but overall, the structure is sound and up-to-date. I woke up on Saturday morning, staring at a ceiling with crown moulding. Except I thought I was hovering […]
You know you are known when you can rhyme off connections with those in front of you. I was leading a hymn sing at our local senior’s home yesterday, and mentioned that my mother had turned 87 a few weeks ago. There in front of me was a friend of hers from the early 1950’s, […]
I’m in the midst of rebuilding some cabinets for the library in our house. Saying library doesn’t really explain the area! Our library is the size of a small bedroom, to be used as a study, reading area and work surface. The cabinets are salvaged from ReStore. Unfortunately in the move, the inevitable happened when […]
I like to try new things. That doesn’t mean that change is easy! So, off to a dirt drag and power pulling day at the races. I invited my daughter and her family. RIGHT DECISION. Read about the day in my article for our local social media – Kindersley Social.
I was an early adopter of the internet – back when it wasn’t even called the internet. Staying abreast of all that is happening . . . that’s another question. I am not a Luddite (check that out on Google). I am also not a naive fan. As with any new technology, there is the […]
My sister was in town – with her husband. From Oregon. Saturday night we joined with the “crazy aunties”, another sister and a cousin for an uproarious time. The talking filled all the space in the room for all the time we had together. Then Sunday we had three sets of pastors, their spouses and […]
I’m working on two sermons right now. Being retired, I get to do many things which I love – or am coming to love! Such diverse things as renovations, cooking meals, washing clothes, organizing things (OK, that’s been just plain fun since I was in grade school), and write. My sermons are just my way […]
Well, today, a friend and I started working on putting together a podcast. Actually, it’s just us two talking about being pastors. And about being in a small town. And about being human beings! Lots of fun. We’ll keep you posted.