Weekly Ponderings

July 2016

The Foundation of Courage

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, While the tensions our nation and communities have experienced over the past two weeks have lessened a little, they are still present.  They are still with us.  As you have lived and moved and gone about your daily life this past week, have you done so in a spirit of fear or a spirit of courage?  The Bible says in II Timothy 1:7, “For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice / fear / timidity, but rather a spirit of power, of love...


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In the Valley

Friends, I feel like I have been punched in the gut more than once this past week.  I assume that you have felt this too.  On Wednesday, I became aware of the killing of Alton Sterling.  On Thursday afternoon, I became aware of the killing of Philando Castile.  On Thursday evening, horrified by the breaking news of the killing of police officers in Dallas, I posted these words on Facebook: “Lord have mercy on us all.  Either we will learn to live together as...


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