Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Three Monks of Tolstoy

Three Russian monks lived on a faraway island. Nobody ever went there, but one day their bishop decided to make a pastoral visit. When he arrived he discovered that the monks didn’t even know the Lord’s Prayer. So, he spent all his time and energy teaching them the “Our Father” and then left, satisfied with his pastoral work. But when his ship had left the island and was back in the open sea, he suddenly noticed the three hermits walking on the water – in fact, they were running after thee ship! When they reached it they cried, “Dear Father, we have forgotten the prayer you taught us.” The bishop, overwhelmed by what he was seeing and hearing, said, “But dear brothers, how then do you pray?” They answered, “Well, we just say, ‘Dear God, there are three of us and there are three of you, have mercy on us!'” The bishop, awestruck by their sanctity and simplicity, said, “Go back to your island and be at peace.”

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Home Sweet Home, Nationally Recognized

Fishers named 10th best by magazine
Provided by Sarah Rittman
Posted: July 14, 2008

The Town of Fishers has been named the 10th best place to live in the nation by Money Magazine issue released today.

Fishers officials will comment on being named the 10th best place to live at 11 a.m. today at the Fishers Town Hall Auditorium.Fishers is the only Indiana municipality named in the annual list, which details 100 American cities.

Note added by Greg: I'm pretty sure the top nine must be near an ocean!

Sunday, July 13, 2008


I was honored to perform the nuptials for Rebekah's brother Michael and his bride Cinara this past weekend in Grand Rapids, MI. They are settling in the Atlanta area, and I hope we can find a way to hang out with them over the years. I think we will relate well to each other. Cinara is from Brazil, Michael is from western Michigan, and they are settling in the South.

That's more culturally confusing than my life, which is saying something. I think we will have stories to tell and perceptions to share.