FMM

Five Minute Memoir quip #214 I’m quite certain I could never work for a living. I look back upon 21 years of pastoral ministry and realize I was simply living out and sharing my faith-journey with others. Sermons, visitation, teaching, care—those were just things I loved to do. It wasn’t a job. I got paid…

Influential II

Continuing this series ... eh hem ... trip down memory lane. What were the most influential albums I listened to growing up? Which ones made an indelible impression on me? Which would I recommend to others as “musts” from days-gone-by? My personal top ten, in no particular order-- Post two of ten: Boston It was…

Influential

I've recently been experiencing a bit of a rennaisance where my musical past is concerned. It's been fun listening to songs from the 70s and 80s that were the soundtracks of my childhood and adolescence. You know how songs can take you back? This has been a fun time of recollections and remembrances--scenes, settings, people…

Stories of Me

All in the Family “You’ll be okay, buddy! Stand up! Shake it off!” One of my earliest childhood memories—seeing stars. My brother Doug, eleven years older, crouched over me. His best friend and partner in crime, Mike, stood behind him, fighting to keep a straight face. Closest in age of my siblings, but still eight…