Shedding Some Light

Shedding Some Light

There’s Medicine for That My sister is a kindergarten teacher in Kentucky. She sent me this text: “Best child quote of the day. After running around during recess, my student puts his hand on his belly and says, ‘I feel obnoxious!’” Kathryn GrittsSt. Louis, Mo.   Now Trending on TwitterWhen our four-year-old son, who is […]

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Shedding Some Light

Only You Can Prevent Church Fires        A few years ago in December, I visited my friend’s church. The service was beautiful, but when it came time for the sermon, the pastor spoke a long time and my attention waned. Suddenly, I heard him call out, “There’s a fire going on in here!” Thinking that […]

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Shedding Some Light

A teacher by any other name . . .  My brother Jerry and I were both Lutheran school principals. When I retired, I often substitute-taught at his school. I was teaching in a second-grade class when a little girl said, “That’s weird.” “What’s weird?” I asked. “It’s you and your brother,” she replied. “Well, it’s […]

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Shedding Some Light

This Ad’s All WetMy wife, Louise, and I were sitting in our living room. She was watching TV, and I was paying little attention to anything when she suddenly said, “Would you like a water mattress?” I asked, “Why would you ask such a silly question as that?” She replied, “Well, that furniture company just […]

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Shedding Some Light

404 ErrorAfter the Divine Service ended on New Year’s Day, I greeted the four-year-old great-granddaughter of a member of my congregation. “I have a purse,” she told me. I responded, “That’s wonderful. All I have is a wallet and a couple of pockets.” She then observed, “Yeah, but you’re wearing a dress!” Rev. Philip HouserPapillion, […]

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Shedding Some Light

Beware of DadI was greeting students at the door this morning, and one mom said she was upset about her child’s homework. Her daughter had a report on Mexico due, and the two of them made some guacamole to share with her class. The child woke up the next morning to discover Dad and his […]

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