'Damascus' Tagged Posts

'Damascus' Tagged Posts

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE

Sometimes humor conveys heavy truths in a gentle way.  Consider this tongue-in-cheek example of a letter from a modern mission board to St. Paul: Dear Sir: We recently considered a recommendation that you serve under our mission board.  We have completed an extensive background check on your ministry.  You will find it enclosed in the spiral binding. To be frank, we…

DIVINE SERENDIPITY

There was a group back in the 60’s called the Serendipity Singers. The word has a neat sound to it.  Serendipity is the making of pleasant discoveries by accident. The word was invented by the English author Horace Walpole in the 1700’s.  He got the idea from a story called “The Three Princes of Serendip” in which these princes were always accidentally discovering new…