Catastrophe & Transformation

A grey camper van pulled up and the driver hopped out.  “I’m a carpenter by trade – where can I help?”  I had been hauling debris out of the daylight basement level of the old county school building, now community center, and just pointed to the person who had been acting as foreman on this particular recovery site.  I pointed to the community center staffer who’d been directing the group of mostly strangers who’d showed up to help, “Welcome to the party, she’ll tell you where to go.”

Too Much Inventory

Excited to make a special Brazilian dish as a part of the menu for an upcoming special evening in the restaurant, our Executive Chef placed an order for a sack of some exotic dried grain.  Thinking he had ordered 5 pounds of this special grain, already far more than he needed, he surprised to discover a 50-pound bag arrive with our next delivery. There was not enough time to bring in a smaller quantity before the event so the decision was made to open the large sack and leave us with 48 pounds of extra grain.

A Cool Band Name

My friends Scott and Rolf formed a bluegrass combo about 15 years ago.  Because they’re both pastors and Bible geeks, and many of the rotating band of musicians that play with them are also pastors or “churchy” folks, it’s fitting that they drew their band name from scripture. 

Bread & WIFI

“Food, drink, clothing, shoes, house, farm, fields, livestock, money, property, an upright spouse, upright children, upright members of the household, upright and faithful rulers, good government, good weather, peace, health, decency, honor, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like.” This expansive list was Martin Luther’s description of the “daily bread” that sits at the center of the seven petitions of the Lord’s Prayer.

A Good Book

Do you have a favorite book that you return to time and again?  Maybe there’s a movie that you can’t help but rewatch whenever you get the chance?  Even though you know the story by heart, and whatever surprise there might have been has long been discovered, you still desire to relive the experience once more.  Something, or maybe many things, draw you back in.