Category Archives: Observations on Society

Summer reading

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church   Natoma, Kansas September, 2017 I just finished reading Giving It All Away and Getting It all Back Again by David Green, founder of Hobby Lobby.  In the book, he recounts his humble … Continue reading

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The best thing that could happen on Monday

On Monday, August 21, 2017, much of America will experience a Solar Eclipse, with a large section of the county experiencing a total eclipse, or near total eclipse. As with all things, there is much speculation that this eclipse marks … Continue reading

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The curiosity of Mormons

The American Southwest is Mormon country.  Or at least that is what it seemed to be in Utah, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.  For on a recent vacation, whether by luck or by irony, we found ourselves encountering Mormons in … Continue reading

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Greetings from America

My grandparents visited in one way or another, all 50 states.  Alaska was the last one, and they took a cruise on what was one of their last big trips together. Of course, not every trip was the big deal … Continue reading

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A city of idols

Easter 6  Acts 17:16-31 Paul, standing in the middle of Athens, notices that the city is full of idols; which is about as profound an observation as saying that you went into a bar and noticed a lot of people … Continue reading

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Who do you want for a pastor?

Recently, my wife and I have been hooked on a BBC drama called Father Brown which ran for several years, and is now on Netflix.  The series is based off of short stories of the same name by GK Chesterton.  … Continue reading

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The miracle of birth

Saturday morning, while scrolling through social media, we were surprised to see various people posting that April was giving birth. For those unaware, April is a giraffe living in New York, who has been due any day for over a … Continue reading

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