Pastor’s Ponderings

Graveyard

Your Opinion Matters

Benjamin Franklin died on April 17, 1790. In the weeks leading to that day Franklin, knowing his death was imminent, had his nurse go into his attic and bring down a picture he had owned for years but kept stored in his attic. He had her place the picture at

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Water droplets on shower wall

On Love and Squeegees

I had a startling revelation the other day: I realized I loved my wife. Whoa now! I can tell you’re taking that the wrong way. For almost four decades I have covenantally, joyfully, romantically, faithfully, and knowingly loved my wife. So this was not a new revelation. Rather it was

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In His Image

In His Image

I am challenged by the times in which we live, by the questions that Christians get asked, by the ways of living and thinking that are profoundly foreign to me, and by the ways of thinking and living that are corrosively destructive to my life and faith.  I imagine I

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Light in the Darkness

Great Engulfments of Gratitude

In recent months, I’ve had opportunity to meditate at some length on the matter of gratitude. For instance, why was it that one day, I became extraordinarily filled with gratitude over the simple matter of getting in and out of the shower safely? Answer: Because after having bi-lateral knee replacement

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Crocus

Environmentalism and the Created Order

As the seasons change from winter to spring and we begin to spend more time outdoors, it is only natural that our minds would drift more often to thoughts of the environment.  Perhaps this is why Earth Day is so thoughtfully scheduled right around this time of year! As we

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