Train up a child

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 Like pretty much everyone I know, have heard, or read, I am heartsick, furious, discouraged, dismayed, and dumbfounded by the senseless killing rampage committed against nine innocent people who had gathered at church to pray. The evil is all the more heinous as the group of black people had welcomed the young […]

Continue reading

But God has shown me

But God has shown me (Peter) that I should not call anyone impure or unclean. (Acts 10: 28b) Peter, a faithful Jew, is meeting with a crowd of non-Jews and has just acknowledged that the teachings of his faith forbid intermingling with those who were not of that faith. He’s had what we might call a conversion experience. Now he realizes that such teachings are not from God and are contrary to God’s desire to […]

Continue reading

Gracewood

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11) Before the divorce I had a healthy savings account and a very satisfactory life. Within a few years after the divorce the savings account was gone. I resorted to credit cards to finance things like a replacement hot water heater and car repair problems. Though I […]

Continue reading

Calling a New Pastor

And whoever gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he shall not lose his reward. (Matthew 10:42). I joined others for a breakfast Monday with the candidate of choice to be the next pastor at the church where I worship. We are very close to revealing the name of “Pastor X,” but cannot do so just yet. The other […]

Continue reading

Graduation

My children, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; for length of days and years of life and abundant welfare will they give you. (Proverbs 3:1) One of the delights of seeing children grow up and form families of their own is that they supply grandchildren. Of the many places I’ve travelled and the many amazing things I’ve gotten to do, visiting grandkids and spending time with them remain at […]

Continue reading