Mom is back in the hospital this week. Here are some Mom stories for you. Mom didn’t have any use for Sunday School. Mom was a Girl Scout. She didn’t believe girls in the 1960’s needed to learn how … Continue reading
I’m watching the neighbor’s dog – a friendly lab/mutt named Harley – do the thing he seems to spend about 40% of his life doing: running laps around the backyard utility shed under which (apparently) there lives a rabbit. On … Continue reading
This is the time of year when congregations are in the thick of Annual Meeting. Whether you’ve already had yours, or you are still preparing, there is a flurry of activity and (if we are to be honest) anxiety that … Continue reading
Think back to the most boring, energy-sucking job you’ve ever had. Maybe it was your high school job at a fast food restaurant. Maybe it was a tour of duty you did doing retail at the mall. Maybe it was … Continue reading
I’m always a little surprised and delighted when I get a thank you note in the mail. It’s always nice to hear that someone appreciates what you do, particularly when much of your day seems occupied with criticism of what … Continue reading
Earlier this week, I was listening to the National Public Radio show, On Point. Host Tom Ashbrook and guests were asking the question, \”What\’s Up With the Wild Weather?\” The unseasonably warm temperatures for most of the country this winter … Continue reading
The Iowa Conference UCC staff greets you this Holy Week through our digitally recorded “Seven Last Words” posted online. Take some devotional time to watch these varied perspectives on the Holy Week journey!