The Apple Picker

Lutherans aren’t known for being demonstrative. We don’t sway. We don’t clap. And we certainly don’t emote. Not as a rule. And then the Apple Picker was hired as our music leader. Oy vey! Picture a modern-day Fred Flintstone gyrating across the altar as he leads the band with his singing. He gesticulates wildly as if picking … More The Apple Picker

Love Your Mother #younevergetanother

…this whole tradition of the millennials spending all their time with friends rather than family–even celebrating Friendsgiving instead of Thanksgiving confounds me.

Has the erosion of the traditional family in our culture brought us a new type of cold war between adult child and aging parent? And what of the grandchildren hanging in the balance between the two? … More Love Your Mother #younevergetanother