While growing up Lutheran, I always knew that when congregations needed a new pastor, they issued a call. Teachers in Lutheran schools are issued a call as well as other lay professional church workers. But we all get calls.

When Jim Caviezel was being considered to play Jesus in The…

The 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and so on have been a time when acoustic folk music flowed forward. Numerous singers and songwriters were out there and a few made the top 40. Many of them settled for small audiences and minor record labels like Rounder.

A few groups and singers…

Someone asked me earlier today about when I was going to retire. I said possibly within a couple of years yet.

Then I thought about what really is retirement. Is it just leaving full-time work? Or is it something else?

For many, it means not having that 40 plus hours…

Sometimes when we need to really see the world with different eyes, we just need to lie down and look up. Sunday morning I took a walk with my Nikon-80 in tow looking for that vision. The artist in me beckoned me to just lie down and look up. I…

I find it amazing that I have the greatest friendships with women who are married to other men. I don’t know, but I wonder what is it that I might have that would attract married gals that their husbands aren’t offering. On my job, I encounter many women and I…

Andrew Plath

Alumnus from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire

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