Milestones, Not Miles

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY As I sit here and write this reflection I feel compelled to admit something I have made great efforts to avoid. But since my best attempts have failed and reality has set in for me (like it or not), you might as well be in […]

That Family

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY As I write this I am sitting over the wing of a Detla flight heading from Buffalo to Atlanta. You’ll forgive me if this article sounds a bit snoodier than you are accustomed to from me, but remember: I’m currently above it all. When I […]

Work as Play

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY Throughout our nearly six years of marriage and sharing a home, my wife has learned many things about me, but perhaps none more important this: I’m an angry cleaner. I do not say that with any amount of pride. It’s merely a confession. Maybe it’s […]

Union

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY There’s a movie star who became famous without ever saying a word. He’s the volleyball Wilson in Castaway. He was stranded on an island for 4 years with Tom Hanks. For me he is proof that survival isn’t the only threat. You see, with the […]

Thank You, Food. Amen

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY Dinnertime at the Hannon household is usually exciting. Quinn, you see, is a huge fan of early bird specials. By 4:30pm she’s hungry, and by 5pm she’s letting us know it. That means dinner hits the table exceptionally early. When you couple that with a […]

Target and Transformation

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY A few weeks ago my wife and I went shopping at Target. We arrived at the store on a mission. We had five things on our list, and wanted to get out before we found ten things to buy. We split up. I headed for […]