Category Archives: Church of God

Young Josiah

Earlier this week I got a brief message from our choir director that told us we had no choir practice and encouraged us to enjoy our week off.  As is my fashion, I felt it necessarily to reply somewhat cheekishly … Continue reading

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It’s A Small World After All

For most of today, I was not sure whether I really wanted to write about the day or not.  To be sure, it was a long day, and an interesting one, but I was not sure I wanted to take … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Did Jesus Do During The Forty Days Between The Resurrection And The Ascension?

Recently I had the chance to talk with one of my close friends, who happens to be a deacon in our local congregation, and he mentioned that there was little attention in our church literature given to the period of … Continue reading

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They, Without A Word, May Be Won Over By The Conduct Of Their Wives

[Note:  This is the text of a sermonette given at the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on April 15, 2017.] I would like to begin today by looking at a passage relating to the relationship between husbands … Continue reading

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Second Time Around

I wonder if at times it is uncharitable for me to enjoy the company of people who provide me with such great writing material based on our shared experiences.  To most normal people, a night like last night would not … Continue reading

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Reverse

This evening I returned home to find my roommate in a talkative mood.  Being someone who is under great compulsion to write and speak, I can understand that other people may not always be under the same compulsion to listen … Continue reading

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For Your Entertainment

Although I worked a bit later than usual even by my usual standards for this day of the week, largely because I was setting up e-mail rules to inform my co-workers that their special report requests would not be answered … Continue reading

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Remember Me

Not too long ago [1] I was thinking and pondering of the songs I wanted for my funeral, and in recent weeks I have remembered that there is another song I would like to add to the list, a spare … Continue reading

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My Soul Is Exceedingly Sorrowful, Even Unto Death

Almost a decade ago, I was a member of a chamber orchestra at a local junior college that was in need of a violist across Tampa Bay from my home at the time.  Every Monday night from 6 to 10 … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Made Jesus’ Generation So Wicked For Asking A Sign

Yesterday at our congregation’s sermonette workshop, one of the speakers and an occasional dinner companion gave a sermonette that opened with a worthwhile mystery that I found greatly intriguing.  His main text was Matthew 12:38-41, which reads:  “Then some of … Continue reading

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