Menu

I Never Heard Him Complain

When I was two years old, my father was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.  He was primarily affected in his hands and feet which was not easy for a man who made his living as a barber. He had a stool that attached to his barber chair that enabled him to sit and work.  He continued …

What’s Your Claim to Fame?

Sir Frederick Treves was known as the first English surgeon to perform an appendectomy in 1888. He was later appointed “Surgeon Extraordinaire” to Queen Victoria. He wrote articles for the British Medical Journal and later books on surgical procedures, historical characters, world travels, and experiences in a South African field hospital during the Second Boer …

Everybody Has Something

Could this be said of you? It was one of those Sundays when I was struggling. As I settled in my pew, I glanced around at those who were sitting around me. To my left,  I saw a group of teenagers who were laughing with one another as they looked for a place to sit. …

What’s a Woman To Do?

I’ll never forget a sermon I once heard a young preacher deliver. He was speaking on the differing roles of men and women in worship. He very capably noted that men have a leadership role in the church, and touched on a variety of jobs they can do such as be elders, deacons, preachers, and …

Churches and Alcohol

Acts 17:6 tells us that there were Christians in the first century who were “turning the world upside down.” By standing for their faith and going against the culture of the day, they were making a stand for what was right. An article recently published in our community newspaper discussed whether or not to uphold …