The Pastor Challenge


The Pastor Challenge

The Assist Pregnancy Center's Walk-Run-Ride for Life is coming up in May and this year I am challenging myself in order to challenge all of you! I am challenging myself to ride a "Metric Century" (100 kilometers) in four hours, and if I can ride farther than I ever have at one time before, I challenge all of you to support me more than ever before. I set my goal this year at $5,000, and our team (Lutherans for Life) at $7,500! If I can do it, you can do it. Assist helps so many mothers and babies, and they are expanding their facility to help even more - and so need our help more than ever, especially coming out of this pandemic. So please help! CLICK HERE to go to my sponsor page to sponsor me, or you can sponsor anyone else who joins the team, or the team as a whole.

Will you step up to the challenge??

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Uh . . . no. (Part 2)

So I was at a funeral home today, helping make arrangements for a member who was just called home to heaven. While the man helping us was out of the room preparing paperwork, we looked through the book of floral arrangements available for purchase. There was the usual stuff, and then there was this . . .


In case you cannot read the ribbon, it says: "Jesus called & she answered."

JUST. SAY. NO.

Really? Seriously?

And what should the caption be on this?

(a.) "Service plan not included."

(b.) "Roaming charges may apply."

(c.) "Stay in touch."

(d.) "REALLY the largest 5G network."

NO. 
JUST NO. 
Seriously. 
NO.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Uh . . . no.


So I was in Greenwich, CT earlier this week for our Circuit Pastors' Conference. This was in my hotel room - $6 for a bottle of water! Uh . . . no.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Zoo Lights

While in Detroit, my father-in-law took us to the zoo to see their holiday light display. Fortunately, it wasn't too cold. We enjoyed all the lights and displays. I only have one picture of them so far, of one of the foxes . . . but it will give you an idea of how cool it was.  :-)


Saturday, January 4, 2020

Don't Drive Drunk

I was in Detroit all this week visiting my in-laws. My son went to my house on New Year's Day to make sure there were no packages or things sitting out. There weren't. But something was missing - my mailbox! So my sons calls me . . . Did you do something with your mailbox? . . . Uh, no. Why? . . . 'Cause it isn't there!

My son found some chrome pieces and pieces of the mailbox on the sidewalk, some tire marks in the grass, and some mud tracks in the street. So he followed the dirt trail a couple of streets over and found the mailbox . . .


We're guessing that someone had a few too many on New Year's Eve and not only ran it over, but dragged it for a while. Our mail carrier said that there was another mailbox missing on another street. Same driver? Who knows.


Here's what it looked like up close. Oof-da!

So my job today was to dig out the old sheered-off post and install a new mailbox. It wasn't too bad a job. It was pretty warm here today, so the ground wasn't frozen and it was good weather to work outside. Not exactly what I wanted to do the day back from a mini-vacation, but what can you do? But I did a nice job, if I do say so myself!