We love Scouting! The Conard Family We had a blast at Falley Scout Reservation during Cub Scout summer camp in 2020. John and Anne are working to earn their way to camp next summer with popcorn sales. Will you support our scouting adventures? Use these links to place an order and get popcorn shipped directly […]
One of my favorite spaces in Kansas is Botanica. It is a beautiful community garden in downtown Wichita. I took this picture years ago on the way out of the Downing Children’s Garden. This garden’s design is for children with whimsical statues, musical instruments, and surprises around each corner on the path. When we lived […]
1 Second Everyday for March 2019
Here it is! 1 Second Everyday for March 2019. Enjoy!
A Season of Transition
It is a season of transition. I have had the opportunity to serve as the preacher at Berryton United Methodist Church since July 1, 2018. On Sunday, I announced during worship that I have received a new appointment from Bishop Ruben Saenz to serve as the pastor at Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church in Topeka […]
1 Second Everyday for February 2019
It has been a heavy week, so here is something a bit lighter. 1 Second Everyday for February 2019. Enjoy!
Tears Came Today
I had not cried this week… Until this morning. As I was dropping our children off at school, One Day by Matisyahu came up on shuffle on the playlist to which we were listening. They headed off for their school day and I drove home with tears rolling down my cheeks. Here is the music […]
Baking Bread and the Life of the Church
“A little yeast works through the whole lump of dough.” – Galatians 5:9 I love baking bread. There is something incredible about the power of yeast. As the author of Galatians notes, just a bit of yeast is able to be effective when mixed in with the right ingredients. Just a few tablespoons of yeast can […]
Our family has been pondering the possibility of a pet for some months now. Our children are getting old enough to be able to share in the responsibility and have brought up the subject from time to time. We all thought that a dog would be a good possibility, though Nicole and I could never […]