When we preach or teach on church attendance, we need to be aware that not everyone is on equal footing.
The blanket statement that it’s a sin to miss worship could place an unfair burden on some brethren. For the healthy this seems simple, but for the unhealthy it takes on an entirely new perspective. Continue reading “Church attendance for the poor in health”
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My heart is glad
In 1976, Stevie Wonder released the album, Songs in the Key of Life. One of the enduring songs on that album is an upbeat, harmonica-laden, “Isn’t She Lovely,” a song that attempts to capture his feelings in the moments after his daughter, Aisha, was born: Continue reading “Unspoken words from the cross – Pt. 3”
“How are you?” For this seemingly innocuous question, there is an expected answer. Anything else is met with incredulity, followed by stunned silence, followed by avoidance. There may be a few perfunctory phrases in between, but the end result is almost always avoidance.
This is why we are so often shocked when a “happy” or “funny” person like Robin Williams exits this charade so tragically.
“I’m fine!” You had better be ready with this answer, because anything else is unacceptable in polite society. I say this almost in jest, although truly it is not funny. Continue reading ““I’m fine””
There are some very difficult paths in this life. Continue reading Paths of the heart
We can learn to handle the stresses of life. Continue reading Freedom from worry (2)
We all know the experience: when it rains it pours. Continue reading When it pours