Prepared for Lightning

Prepared for Lightning

We never saw it coming. It was a beautiful summer day near Chetek, WI, so as we entered the restaurant, we asked the server if we could sit out on the deck, close to the lake. Miles away, across Lake Chetek, and far beyond the town of Chetek, we could see the clouds....
Known by God

Known by God

I’ve been thinking a lot about the challenge of masks. They’ve become a part of our culture for the time being. They are very challenging, as it has become harder to carry on conversations with strangers, and harder to read expressions of people we know. So much of...
Texting While Driving

Texting While Driving

I was texting while driving the other day—something I abhor when others do it. But I told myself it was harmless, in my situation. I was just leaving church to drive home. In fact, I had already put the transmission in DRIVE when it occurred to me that my wife might...
News in Two Stages

News in Two Stages

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples…” So the women hurried away from...
Faith that Moves You

Faith that Moves You

A very mysterious event is recorded in Luke 5:18-20. “Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him...