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??

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Birds of a Feather . . .

I only got four birds pictured here, but we had a bunch more this morning, all sitting around our bird bath (heated!) and taking LOTS of drinks. Very thirsty. It's cold, so most of the water that is around is frozen. I got this heated bird bath for Father's Day (I think). Glad to help our feathered friends. :-)

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Wait. What?

[Sadly,] just got this in an email from CPH . . .

It’s easier than ever to make use of the One and All Rejoice children’s hymnal. Add 181 new hymns to your library, along with 11 liturgies, 6 psalms, and an abundance of prayers and creeds. Create custom bulletins and inserts with your new hymns so the children in your congregation can sing praises this New Year!

Wait. What?? New creeds? No thank you! And just so you know, the children in my congregation already sing the hymns we sing as a congregation and it is a joy to hear their voices doing so!

We will not be purchasing this add on . . .

A Sad Day

A sad day for our children today. Their murder will continue. Sacrificed on the altar of false gods. It will probably become easier and our tax dollars pay for it. kyrie eleison

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Another Good Quote

Found over on Pastor Weedon's blog . . .

Tradition is a set of solutions for which we have forgotten the problems. Throw away the solution and you get the problem back. Sometimes the problem has mutated or disappeared. Often it is still there as strong as it ever was.
~ Donald Kingsbury

This reminds me of something GK Chesterton said about finding seemingly useless fences in fields (and I am greatly paraphrasing here!): there's a reason it's there, or there was. Before you remove it, find out why it was put there in the first place. Only then, once you know the facts, act. 

How rashly we often act today, thinking we know better and so much more than those who have come before us. Pretty prideful and arrogant. We could all use more humility, don't you think?