Oktoberfest fundraiser. Community, family, friends, polka! Late night bike ride home. Dark, pothole, delayed ambulance. More dead than alive. Prepare for the worst. Well, maybe, just maybe, the best case, assisted living. Weeks with no memories. But wife, dear, loving, sweet, beautiful wife. And sons, and now daughter. Mom, sister, family and friends, visits. Laughter… Continue reading To Life, To Love, To Caring, To More
Nine months and four days ago, riding my bicycle home with Angie and Joey from Octoberfest, my life entered the cusp of leave this world. For days, death was held in the balance. For weeks, my mental capacities continued to hang in the balance. For me, this July 4th is not an Independence Day. Today,… Continue reading Healing America
Learning about my history has been part of my life from my youngest remembrances. From the German-speaking church I attended until the 2nd grade, to the regular family gatherings with the Wolske’s, Kublick’s, Henkelman’s, and other blood relatives, to K-12 school homework assignments, my German ancestry has been at the forefront of storytelling and more… Continue reading My History, My Present
This past year I spent some time learning about the historical Jesus. Rather than lessening my faith, it’s transformed it. For the historical Jesus was born out of wedlock. His parents spent their early years refugees in Egypt, both escaping violence and also to avoid the shame of that fact of his birth and their… Continue reading The OTHER Jesus
The debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye has stirred up some interesting discussion by some of the bloggers I follow. After posting one of those on Facebook, it started a followup dialog with a friend, which subsequently included another post I found valuable. The questions go beyond who is the better debater. Instead, I… Continue reading Creation Science?