And Pilate again said to them, “Then what shall I do with the man you call the King of the Jews?” And they cried out again, “Crucify him.” And Pilate said to them, “Why? What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify him.” So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, […]Read More 2019.11.16 – A Delivery from The Flying Scotsman!
Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight. Psalm 119:143 esv Maybe it is because of my current circumstances, but the word that jumps out at me from this verse is “trouble.” Don’t misunderstand me; I’m not in trouble. Next weekend the Salt & Light ministry at our church is […]Read More Something to Think About #22
The Razor’s Edge Over the last week, I have been rather busy with pastoral care issues. It seems like more this week than the previous months. What strikes me in each event is the razor-thin edge where an event can break either way. A split-second decision by a preteen leads to a preschooler surviving a […]Read More Hitchhiker’s bLOG – 2019.11.12
“And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua […]Read More Something to Think About #21
Vocabulary Lesson quid pro quo (noun) Pronunciation: kwid-pro-kwo 1: Something given or received for something else. 2: A deal arranging a quid pro quo. Synonyms: exchange, swap, trade, back-and-forth, barter. Use in a sentence: “Jesus engaged in a quid pro quo with us by exchanging his life for the sins of humanity.” Now that’s the […]Read More Hitchhiker’s bLog – 2019.11.06
An extension of who we are…. Yesterday morning I stood outside the church at 5:30. The temperature was 34°, and the predawn sky was absolutely spectacular! There was not a cloud; only a sea of stars. I wanted to be there when our crew headed out to Alabama to perform service work for people whose […]Read More Hitchhikers bLog – 2019.11.04￼
An Extra Hour of Sleep!! So at 2am tomorrow morning, time will fall back one hour; Daylight Savings Time ends. The meteorologist on TV tells me that I will get an extra hour of sleep. Who’s he kidding? It just means I will be up at 3:45am instead of 4:45. This makes predawn seem like […]Read More Hitchhiker’s bLog – 2019.11.02