Posts from September 2021

Posts from September 2021

September 15, 2021

Dear Friends, It’s embarrassing, really.  Abram, newly settled in the land God has shown him, and fresh off the experience of hearing God vow to him that he and his family will be blessed, finds himself facing famine in this new land of promise.  The story points out to us that the fact that God has promised to bless His children doesn’t mean we won’t face hardship along the way. So Abram and his wife Sarai sojourn to Egypt to survive.  But…

September 10, 2021

Dear Friends, Anthropologist Margaret Mead once observed that “everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.” The author of the book Roots, Alex Haley said “nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.” And children’s book authors Charles and Ann Morse said “a child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.” The Bible is more specific.  A grandparent is to be thinking carefully about how…

September 1, 2021

Dear Friends, You’ve probably heard it said that there are two things we should not discuss in polite company – religion and politics.  If you google “things not to discuss in polite company,” you’ll see that many other topics have been added to that list, but those two remain at the top.  The reason is simple.  Politics and religion are divisive.  And being divisive is rarely a virtue (although it’s worth noting that the same Jesus who prayed for us to be…