Paster’s Patter

Paster’s Patter

There is an elephant in our house. It is old and heavy and black. It is only about a foot tall, and it has always been in my life. Before the pachyderm resided in my house, it was in my grandparents’ house. Although it belonged to both of my grandparents, whom I...
Paster’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter February, 2021 I read an advice column which appears in the Lincoln newspaper. Seeing how stupid some people can be makes me feel better about myself. I realize that I have plenty of company in my lapses of judgment and in my deficiencies regarding...
Paster’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter January, 2021 According to legend, a man goes out to build a bridge so he can more easily travel from one end of his property to the other, but when he arrives at the creek with his measuring tape, he discovers that none of his poles is long enough to...
Paster’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter December 2020 Some people place bowling trophies on their mantles. It’s okay to put your accomplishments on display, as long as you don’t brag about them. After all, you worked hard for them. Be proud, but don’t gloat. Although I was never even an...
Paster’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” (John 1:14) John the Apostle expresses in short form the truth that God became a human and lived among the human race in a specific time and place. This extraordinary event is called “The Incarnation,” a term which...
Paster’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter

In two consecutive years, 1846 and 1847, a quarter of Ireland’s population perished in what is called the “Potato Famine.” That misnomer attributes that disaster solely to natural causes; whereas, the blame can be ascribed to something even more sinister. Other...