Pastor’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter

“U.S. BANS TRAVEL AFTER DEATH” This statement was a headline on page A7 of the July 22 edition of the Lincoln Journal Star. It alarmed me! Did this recently instituted policy mean that people would have to be buried where they dropped? As I contemplated the...

Something to think about on Memorial Day weekend: On April 15, 2002 near Kandahar, Afghanistan, a bomb was detonated by a terrorist. Four American soldiers were killed. Staff sergeant Jeff Pugmire was the sole survivor of the explosion. Six days later, he sent an...
Pastor’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter

Fruits which are forbidden are, by nature, the most attractive.  Tobacco is one of those forbidden and appealing fruits, especially for young adolescent males. Fred and his companions, on the cusp of adulthood and desiring to exercise prerogatives pertaining to that...
Pastor’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter

Corrie lived in a house crowded with her mother, father, two aunts, her sister, and her brother.  The occupants filled the residence in Holland to and, perhaps, beyond capacity, and their faith saturated the home with gentleness and joy. One of Corrie’s aunts, Jans,...
Pastor’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter

The following observations were offered by Nadiia Hundert: “Today, as a consequence of an atheistic upbringing, we are knee-deep in alcoholics, drug addicts, other chemically dependent individuals, loafers, bums, criminals, savages, cruel and frightening juveniles who...
Pastor’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter

There was nothing remarkable about our house.  It was a modest, three-bedroom bungalow. On the inside, it was furnished sparingly with 1960-era accoutrements. But after the Thanksgiving turkey had been reduced to a bony carcass and the last morsel of Mom’s homemade...