Practically Perfect

Sometimes a false concept of a pastor is entertained by many church members.  It is thought many times, that pastors are “spiritual supermen”.  They have it all together.  Since they preach high moral and functional standards, they must themselves have pretty much “mastered” those standards and functions. It is true that there are high qualifications …

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The Practice of Patience

Generally speaking, we are impatient as a people.  This seems to be especially acute in America.  We are not used to having to wait a long time in a line.  If it takes more than five minutes to get to the checkout cashier at the grocery store, we get irritated.  We think our food ought …

Battery Life

As I look over the past two decades of my life I realize that so much has happened.  So much has changed.  In my family we have gone from all our kids being at home and in the midst of child rearing to now being empty nesters with four of our kids married, five grands, …

A Great Resurrection Day

Yesterday was Resurrection Sunday the day most people call “Easter”.  Have you ever wondered how the name Easter come to be associated with the resurrection of Jesus? Bruce Landau, Lecturer in Religious Studies, University of Texas at Austin writes:  “The naming of the celebration as ‘Easter’ seems to go back to the name of a pre-Christian goddess in …