Monday, August 13, 2007


"Zhang Shuhong, who co-owned Lee Der Industrial Co. Ltd., killed himself at a warehouse over the weekend, days after China announced it had temporarily banned exports by the company, the Southern Metropolis Daily said. Lee Der made 967,000 toys recalled earlier this month by Mattel Inc. because they were made with paint found to have excessive amounts of lead."
I saw this headline and I just had to comment. What a tragedy. It happens every day, but it is still a tragedy. I don't know much about the details, but apparently, this man, so overwhelmed with guilt, saw no way out other than to kill himself.
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ died on a cross and rose again from the grave so that the forgiveness of sins might be preached to all nations. There was forgiveness for Zhang. Yes, he made a big mistake, but in Christ, there is forgiveness. No one's sin is so large that it can't be forgiven. Just look at Peter. He denied Christ and yet, Jesus forgave him. May we continue to do the work the church has been given and not get sidetracked into a host of other objectives. Preach the Gospel and administer the Sacraments. Jesus forgives your sins and the re is hope for you in this life and the next. Take care.

Let The Rookie Start!

The Cleveland Browns have a dilemma. Which quarterback should start? For me, it is simple. Give the rookie his chance! Neither Frye nor Anderson are going to get it done. Brady has more talent and desire. Let him learn early, make his mistakes and see what happens. Just my humble opinion. What's it going to hurt?

It's Time To Turn It Around

I have to make a brief comment on my beloved Indians. Since moving here in October of 2003, I have become an avid Cleveland sports fan. I fell in love with the Indians very quickly. But, this year, has been very strange. We have been at the top or near the top all year and have not played anywhere up to our abilities and potential. Our family is going to the game Wednesday night. Now is the time. This series is important. Let's go tribe! It's time to turn it around.

It's Good To Be Back

It is good to be back. I have not had a chance to write a new blog in many months. The responsibilities of the pastorate have kept me away. But, I have more to say, so I am making the time. God bless.