My pastor concluded his sermon on generosity, reached into his pocket and pulled out a $20 bill. He held it high. “Who would like this?”
His question was met with silence by the congregation. He asked again, “Who would like this? It comes with an assignment. You have to give it away.”
In his book, “Nature’s Program,” Gaylord Johnson says August “has a look, a feel, even a sound, that is all its own.” In August, Johnson says, bird songs are no longer heard to any great extent. Instead, the air is full of “insect music” from field crickets, long-horned grasshoppers and cicadas.
Winning the lottery
Several years back, I heard former U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan explain our good fortune to a crowded room.
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