Tag Archives: Repentance

How Do You Spell Relief?

When I kept silent, my bones grew old. ~ King David Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, writer of the Sherlock Homes novels, was quite a prankster.  One day he played a prank on five of the most prominent men in his … Continue reading

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People Get Ready

Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming…Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour. ~ Jesus We’re so sorry Uncle Albert But we haven’t … Continue reading

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When Your Pastor Lets You Down

I stand 6’4” and weigh over two hundred pounds but felt physically insignificant standing next to David.  He weighed north of four hundred pounds and was one of my first baptisms in my first church—almost three decades ago.  When we … Continue reading

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A Sin Too Far

Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him… Matthew 12:32 As a pastor I certainly have discovered over the years … Continue reading

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How I Met Jesus

I was born in the Mennonite Hospital and Sanitarium, La Junta, Colorado December 18, 1957. The hospital is no longer in existence.  It was originally built by Christians to serve those who had been afflicted by tuberculosis so that they … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Tears

There are only two things that pierce the human heart. One is beauty. The other is affliction. ~Simone Weil What is our automatic assumption about tears?  Something is hurting.  Is that always true?  I recently watched a video of a … Continue reading

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