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 […]

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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 […]

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Acts of Wisdom

”The greater their ignorance, the stronger their opinion.” –Ken Follett, Edge of Eternity I grew up rich enough to travel anywhere I wanted to go. This was because my mother read to me. She introduced me to libraries and got me a library card. Thus, I was free to travel back and forth through time. I could explore any culture, anywhere on earth or in space anytime I wanted to do so. My mother claims […]

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Bridges to Life – a more humane and effective way to treat criminals

Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? (Matthew 7:3) I spent an evening in prison a while back. I volunteered to go with Bob Bolling, a friend who goes there regularly. Bolling invited two of us to attend a graduation ceremony. The graduates recently completed the Bridges to Life program. Getting through security was much like going through […]

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