Posts from June 2015

Posts from June 2015

FAMILY FEUDS

Esther Pauline Friedman entered the world 17 minutes ahead of her twin sister, Pauline Esther Friedman. The identical twins dressed alike, took the same classes, even shared the same purse with one set of keys, one comb, one lipstick.  They slept in the same twin bed.  In fact, the first time they were separated was after their double wedding. The middle-aged Esther…

“LET THESE MEN GO”

Back in the 60’s when most TVs were still in black and white, lots of folks gathered around the tube on Sunday evenings to watch The Fugitive, starring the late David Jansen.  (Harrison Ford played the movie role many years later.)  The story-line followed a young doctor, wrongly convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of his wife, fleeing from a zealous detective…

EAT UP!

Forget, for a moment, any lectures on poor church attendance.   If you are reading this before the service, then you are here!  Why preach to the choir? But even we who do come to God’s house may find ourselves doing it out of a dogged sense of duty, or at least a family habit.  Maybe we read a chapter or two in the Bible each day as one more time-bandit on our to-do…

LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT!

Children and young adults probably spend a fair amount of mental energy wondering about where they are going. They wonder where they will live, what they will do for a living, who they will marry, what kind of house they will live in, what kind of car they will drive. Most of their life, God-willing, still lies down the road – so that is where they spend most of their…