Hope Around the Corner

Nehemiah was a great Jewish leader. He was originally a member of one of those Jewish families still exiled from home many years after the Jews were forced to go live in Babylon around 587 B.C. From 444 B.C. to 432 B.C., Nehemiah served, under the Persian Emperor, as governor of Judah. He was anContinue reading “Hope Around the Corner”

How Long?

First, a story to share: once there were three men – a priest, a doctor, and an economist, out golfing. The group golfing just in front of them was playing REALLY slowly, so of course the three men were getting impatient. It soon got to the point that, in their eyes, they just HAD toContinue reading “How Long?”

The Vicious Circle

I want to start off by asking a question of you. Have you ever heard – or said – or both – this statement? “Well, I can forgive…but I can never forget!!” I have never said it, but I have THOUGHT it. You know, there is a lot of things we do to each otherContinue reading “The Vicious Circle”

Happy New Year! [I Guess]

Well, Happy New Year! I guess… I say “I guess” NOT, for the moment, because we are still having to live through a pandemic – though there’s that…. I say “I guess” this time because I have always thought that the placement of when the new year begins is rather arbitrary. After all, later thisContinue reading “Happy New Year! [I Guess]”

The 1988 Prophecy

Let me right away bring you back to a time when I was a new pastor in the summer of 1988. I was wet behind the ears and looked so young I looked like I was in high school. My first church was very small and located in a small town in central Illinois. IContinue reading “The 1988 Prophecy”