During the 70s and 80s some savings and loan financial companies paid 15 percent interest on CDs. Some home mortgage rates reached 18 percent interest. Most of the loan payment went for interest. The point is this. We want to pay as little for interest and as much on the principal as possible.
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra will present a free concert at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Road; Mahtomedi, on Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling the SPCO ticket office at 651-291-1144. Call Diane Nash at 651-762-9141 for more information.
Men wanting to integrate contemplative prayer into their busy lives will find support in a men's contemplative spirituality group that meets on the fourth Monday of every month. The next gathering is May 28, at the Benedictine Center, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood.
I was sitting in our senior adult Sunday school class and an interesting thought went though my mind while we were discussing Caleb and his desire to carry out his dream. You can read about it in Joshua 14:6-15.
It seems that every day has its hurdles. March madness required high school and college student athletes to miss classes, spend extra time competing and facing more pressures than usual. These students are living in an easy dream world.
We read about the true meaning of Christmas. We are reminded in church what Christmas is all about. Sometimes we are reminded that Christmas should be a birthday party not a shopping spree. If we think of the most significant person in our family; how much do we spend on them?
The Apostle John tells us that our Lord was there from the beginning. The first chapter of John gives us some background to Christmas. Our Lord was there in the beginning. He was with God, He was God. Everything was created by Him and He was and is the Light of the World.
Sheryl, my oldest daughter, has heard the Christmas story 56 times on Christmas Eve. That assumes that she was listening. The last 47 years have been in the same room. All except once or twice it was read from Luke 2:8-20.