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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What the night brings

What the night brings

I woke up in a panic last night. Someone was in my house. Standing over me. Ready to hurt me. And so I screamed myself awake. No one was there. So I got up, waited for my heartbeat to slow down, and prayed Psalm 23 while walking around my house checking doors. It was the same old fear. And I followed the same ritual I go through every night this has happened since I moved into my own home more than six years ago. It doesn’t happen every night....

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What Is Life?

What Is Life?

I’m using you all as a sounding board for an article I am to write for the back of a church bulletin. The article is to appear in January, 2017, although it has to be submitted by the end of August. The interesting thing is that the new year will have already been emphasized, as well as “Sanctity of Life” Sunday. And now my thought to write  on is James’ very brusque statement: “You are just a vapor that appears...

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