Monthly Archives: December 2016

Is The Cup Half Empty or Half Full?

Many things in life have me in a tangle of confusion. I try to put on a good face so that nobody knows how confused I am at the time. I think I get away with it, at least most … Continue reading

Posted in Public Chat | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Prayers of a Father

One night when I was about seven or eight years old, I was sleeping in my bed when I was awakened by my dad, who was praying over me, weeping as he prayed with passion over his son.  I was facing … Continue reading

Posted in Public Chat | Leave a comment

Another Christmas up the Chimney

It hardly seems possible that another Christmas has come and gone. I think it comes quicker than it goes, but then that is just my opinion. We were sitting for the last time around the Christmas tree which was about … Continue reading

Posted in Public Chat | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

To Those Who Have Given Up

To those who have given up on church, I’m sorry. I know that we have let you down. We’ve betrayed you and made you feel ashamed. We have simply not been good representations of Christ. When there’s no difference between … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Public Chat | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Every family has those traditions and days that help define their family. I personally know some families (although I shall not divulge any names unless there is enough cash present) that are adequately defined by April 1. Christmas Eve clearly … Continue reading

Posted in Public Chat | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Are You George Bailey?

The movie It’s a Wonderful Life is my favorite Christmas movie.  Released in 1947 and starring Jimmy Stewart, the movie centers around George Bailey, a fictional character who grows up in a small town in New York called Bedford Falls.  … Continue reading

Posted in Public Chat | 1 Comment

The Merrification of Christmas

One word defines Christmas. It is the word “merry.” I never tire of wishing people a Merry Christmas. Although, for some, it may not be politically correct, but for the rest of us who have at least two gray cells … Continue reading

Posted in Public Chat | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Anchor

I drive across a large body of water every day to get to work and back across to get home. A month ago someone anchored a lovely little sailboat about thirty yards off shore in this bay. At first, I … Continue reading

Posted in Public Chat | Leave a comment

Some Things Are Just Personal

I will grant I have a few eccentricities. But, far less than the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has avowed through the years. Listening to her, a person might come to believe my eccentricities are without limit. It is simply … Continue reading

Posted in Public Chat | Tagged , | 1 Comment