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Rick’s Reflections … What happened to my stuff?!!
Sometimes my travel on behalf of Wheat Ridge Ministries can be more interesting than I’d like it to be. A couple weeks ago, I was in Texas and had a flat tire on my rental car in the middle of a rain storm. I learned that these...
Rick’s Reflections … From the Lone Star State
The newest member of our Wheat Ridge staff, Anya Knodt, is from Texas and like most Texans I know, she regularly reminds us of the many wonders of the Lone Star State. Since I just returned from a brief trip to Texas visiting Wheat Ridge friends,...
Rick’s Reflections … Summer in the Synods
It has been a full summer for Lutherans all across America. Three of the major U.S. Lutheran church bodies held conventions or assemblies. There was also a national youth gathering in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, as well as...
Rick’s Reflections … Bombs Away!
My daughter, Katie, recently visited Portland, Oregon, and sent me this picture. If you live in Portland, you’re probably very familiar with these vending machines. Maybe other cities have them, but it was the first time I had seen them. It reminded...
Rick’s Reflections – The Overhead Myth
During the years I’ve served at Wheat Ridge Ministries, I’ve grown increasingly concerned by the expectations that the leaders of non-profit organizations, including those whose new ministry efforts have been seeded by Wheat Ridge, face...