Paul’s first journey

Paul’s first journey

We are continuing our study of Paul and his journeys by turning our attention now to Paul’s first journey. In our last post, we saw that following his conversion Paul spend around 4 years in Tarsus before Barnabas came to find him and take him to Antioch. We can imagine that Paul’s time in Tarsus was lonely and difficult. His family were devout Jews and perhaps they excluded him from family life. He must surely have been overjoyed...

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The verse of the day

The verse of the day

I sat at the gate, sipping a coffee as I waited to board the plane for my 6:20 a.m. flight. Despite the early hour, fellow travelers buzzed with conversations, excited, I am sure, for adventures ahead. I was excited, too. Ready for a break from work and looking forward to seeing my nephew and his family after too many years. One of the aspects of travel that I enjoy most is people watching. I love observing how people interact in families,...

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Go and tell…

Go and tell…

It’s Sunday evening, time to send my offering off to Wyn for tomorrow’s posting. I was so blessed with the message in our worship service this morning, I want to share some of it with you all. Pastor Tim is a middle-aged, very energetic man. Leading the service he draws us all in immediately and we find ourselves loving to worship our Creator, our Lord and Savior. When I leave Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, I know I have truly worshipped God!...

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Everlasting love

Everlasting love

A month ago, September 6th, Hurricane Irma severely damaged our home and completely destroyed our cottage on the island of St John in the US Virgin Islands. Our home was our major source of income through a short term rental company. Because of the major catastrophe, which left the east end of the island completely cut off from the rest of the territory, we didn’t find out the extent of the damage for several days later. Even now, 4 weeks past,...

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Self Control

Self Control

We’re all aware that self-control is one of the Biblical disciplines of a Christian life. Some forms of self-control are relatively easy for us, and others considerably more difficult. For example, you may state confidently that you are not promiscuous, a drunkard, gambler or practice any of the other troublesome human behaviours which are prevalent in society. However, before we take any personal credit for being such a ‘good person’,...

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