Month: October 2020

Difficult Questions People Ask

Difficult Questions People Ask

Do you know that there are 100 million unchurched people in the United States, and that number continues to grow? The body of Christ faces many challenges in today’s world that include religious apathy, criticism, and attacks from the media. … More

rubber ducks

I Got Ducked

I got “ducked” on a beautiful night last week. Leaving Cottleville Wine Sellers, my friends and I returned to my Jeep to find a small, yellow, masked, rubber ducky sitting on my door handle. I was at once amused and … More

What is a Cult?

October 21, 2020 Rev. Dr. Stephen Becker and his family are ex-Mormons. Today he is a pastor in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod What is a Cult? Over the years as I present educational programs on “Responding and Witnessing to Jehovah’s … More


Facing Jealousy

It all started with two lollipops. Recently, I witnessed a young mother take two lollipops out of her purse and hand one to each of her children. The candy was to occupy them quietly so that she could return to … More

The Best Trees to Plant for Fall Colors

Meaningful Traditions and Change

Ah, the leaves have begun to turn. Coffee shops now offer their pumpkin-spice pastries, coffees, and teas. And the smell of cinnamon lingers in the air. Autumn has arrived. We say “goodbye” to longer days of light and hello to … More


Speak with Gentleness and Respect!

October 9, 2020 Speak with Gentleness and Respect! Why should we speak up and promote God’s word, the Gospel, and a life affirming message to family, friends and those within the community? Why should we always be respectful and God … More

Dealing with Unemployment

The Lord allows challenges in our life to strengthen us. Many of us have experienced new challenges and transitions during the pandemic. One challenge many people are experiencing today is the challenge of being unemployed. How do we deal with … More


Thru the Fire

I was coaching a client a few years ago who stated that since his divorce and job loss he felt like he was walking through fire. He expressed feeling fearful of an uncertain future and the compounding of the ever-present … More