A few weeks ago I wrote about the few things I still have from before I was married. Today, another older relic on my office bookshelf caught my eye: my […]
God is the first to take the life of some animal to use the skins to cover up the naked first couple. God draws first blood.
Through Christ, God has reconciled us to himself. Our sins are forgiven, the relationship has been healed, and we have peace with God.
Jesus wore a purple robe just once, along with a crown of thorns, as soldiers mocked him for being a king.
Does this look OK to you?
Saturdays are flexible. Sometimes I had nothing going on. Sometimes my plate is full.
When you don't get what you deserve and your sins are forgiven for the sake of Christ, you're experiencing God's kindness.
"God has an ottoman?"
[My young grandchildren's] lives are best characterized by prepositions: in, out, up, down, over and under.
The moment of truth comes when somewhere in my preparation, a word, a phrase, an image or an event suddenly strikes a nerve. At that moment, I know I have something to say.
The physicality of playing a brass instrument is addictive.
Cash? Oh, yeah, I remember cash.
A few days ago, before I took the long drive to visit one of my members at home, I stopped to pick up some lunch to take to them. Earlier […]
I have been thoroughly enjoying my new lens implants following eye surgery to remove my cataracts. My distance vision in my left eye is crystal clear. My reading distance vision […]
Time for some "make an appointment" "spend a little more time" "sit down over a meal" visits.
Another part of pastoral care is visiting members in the hospital.
One of the realities and responsibilities of my pastoral ministry is the cycle of visits to members who can't get out to worship with us on Sundays.