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Archive for All Things Spiritual
Nov 2017 22

Good Rules For Daily Living

This thanksgiving let us be grateful for our blessings- and we still have them even though we sometimes think that we don’t- thankful for the power to forgive and to be forgiven, mindful of the need to do our part in making the world a better place for all people, helpful in supporting those causes […]

Jul 2015 01

“The Power of Forgiveness.”

The past week people have been amazed and perplexed at the forgiveness offered to the murderer of the slain victims by their family members in Charleston South Carolina. Some have observed that such forgiveness is impossible to render given the horror of the crime, the depths of the family’s pain, the repetition of such horrendous […]

Jun 2015 04

“Enough of All The “God Hate Talk!”

There is a basic difference between humbly seeking, serving and following God and self-righteously playing God! Many religious people appear to be the latter, where they use their religion to punish, condemn, ostracize and ultimately destroy others for being different or having views divergent from their own. When the so-called heretics do not live up […]

Dec 2014 26

“This Christmas!”

This Christmas! ‘Our prayers and love go out for people everywhere for joy, peace, healing and ┬ájustice that is just especially for those who are lonely, hungry, wounded and afraid. My mind and thoughts go out to people everywhere who have been the victims of war and violence for we often forget the casualties and […]

Oct 2014 30

“Life and Relationships are Not Always Fifty-Fifty”

One thing I have realized in my short time on this planet is that life is not always fair. “Sometimes you are the pigeon. Sometimes you are the statue.” “Sometimes you eat the bear and other times the bear eats you.” In the final analysis things in life do balance out in some way or […]

Oct 2014 04

Sometimes You Must Stand.

In a world that often punishes. labels or disregards people who stand for what is right, the task of standing for that right can often be difficult. We live in a world where we seek the approval and appreciation of others and when we sometimes find ourselves at odds with them on any given issue, […]

Sep 2014 03

Beyond the Labels and Categories

Thirty one years of pastoral ministry practice has given me the opportunity to interact with all kinds of people from all walks of life. I am truly grateful for the many lessons learned over the years about the power of ministry as an instrument of hope, love and compassion for people. Despite the many ways […]

Aug 2014 22

“The Answers Within”

Sometimes we human beings over externalize ourselves in the search for meaning in life. We often believe that the answers to life’s most perplexing problems lie way beyond us, far outside us, so that we are ever seeking the sources of our personal truths in far away places. Sometimes we go on the journey and […]

Jul 2013 12

A Man Called “Misery”

One week each year, during the month of November, we house in our church facility those people who do not have homes. During that time we feed, clothe and provide a clean, safe place for these persons to sleep. We provide haircuts and other services, and then transport many of them in our church van […]

Jun 2013 26

“Daddy, Don’t Go!”

The child tugged hard on her father’s arm to stop him from walking out the door. “Daddy, don’t go,” she said. “Daddy please don’t go.” The father turned to his daughter as he stood in the doorway. “I have no choice sweetheart. I have no choice,” he said tearfully, his voice cracking. He then walked […]

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