• YES THERE WAS A ST NICOLAS! Today (Dec. 6) is his feast day

      The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died...

  • Sitting on the “other side” of grief

    This past week I experienced the death of a parent.  My mother of 83 years of age quietly passed away.    As far as family members this is only the third.  First was a grandmother some 40 years ago, then my dad 19 years ago and now mom. So at...

  • My Thoughts on “The Day After”(delivered a day early!)

    Dear Friends, I predict that in spite of who ever wins “the Election” that the sun will still come up tomorrow!   And most importantly Jesus is still ruling all of human history for the good of His Church. Luther called Satan “God’s devil” because Satan could only do what...

  • How a Christian Should Vote-a Lutheran Perspective

    It has been too long since my first and last blog!   Great intentions! Recently the president of my church body wrote about the elections and it got me thinking about what could I write about it. Being a Lutheran Christian, I do not see voting as a way to...