BEEN TO A FUNERAL RECENTLY?

As a pastor over these many years, the number of funerals conducted has been extensive, and each one has some type of uniqueness to it.  I remember many of them, and recall what people wanted or did not want included.  The hardest was probably those of children; that does not surprise me, because I noticeContinue reading “BEEN TO A FUNERAL RECENTLY?”

ANNA

Just suppose!  You had been married for only seven years when God called your husband home.  You could be very angry, discouraged, depressed, or one bitter lady.  However, you could go the other direction, reach eighty four, and look back at what God had allowed you to do; you had “never left the temple, servingContinue reading “ANNA”

SO YOUR MEMORY IS SLIPPING

The memory “game” is most interesting… especially when your children and grandchildren say: “Pop! You are getting old; which is the truth! However, the cobwebs of aging that flirts the brain makes me go searching for what I should have remembered. Of one thing I am certain. When in college a few years back, someoneContinue reading “SO YOUR MEMORY IS SLIPPING”

CONSIDER THE COST

Something in me kept saying, “It is an outside source that we cannot see.” I watched closely, hoping to spot the cause of this action that produced such pandemonium. Fleetingly I spotted a hawk in the distance and announced that I had spotted the problem, but the hawk had already distanced itself from us. TheContinue reading “CONSIDER THE COST”

QUARRIED

In returning to Bermuda recently, I stood in the pouring rain for the funeral of a dear friend since childhood days. The pall bearers, because of the manner in which the graves are dug and covered with slate, found themselves standing on top of other graves. I was filled with emotion, thinking to myself howContinue reading “QUARRIED”

DEATH

“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’” John 3:3 That word brings back all types of memories for a preacher, from the first funeral of the youngest person, or the suicides, or the teenagers, or that of your closest friends… evenContinue reading “DEATH”