Monthly Archives: May 2012

Destructive Self-Confidence (G.K. Chesterton story)

“Once I remember walking with a prosperous publisher, who made a remark which I had often heard before; it is, indeed, almost a motto of the modern world. Yet I had heard it once too often, and I saw suddenly … Continue reading

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30 Years In Paradise

This is a special edition of “This Week In Paradise”, because it was 30 years ago today that Cheryl & I were married: May 28th, 1982.  Of course, being a pastor and pastor’s wife, we have not had any difficulties … Continue reading

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“This Week in Paradise” 1.4

Following are the latest stories from inside this pastor’s home, from the week of May 20-26 … Potty Training Our neighbor across the street is potty training her little boy, and she was having trouble with it, so she posted … Continue reading

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“The Glorious Habitation”

The other day someone asked me how I was doing.  I wish I had given this answer from Charles Spurgeon’s sermon on Psalm 90:1.  Whether I am sick or well, preaching or homebound, joyous or depressed, prognosis better or worse, … Continue reading

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“Thy Thoughts To Me, O God” (Psalm 139:17-18)

I received a call from my doctor’s office yesterday, and his assistant began the conversation by saying, “The doctor said he was thinking about your situation all night last night, and …” – and quite frankly, it really doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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On Ministering While Being Homebound

I have not driven my car in 4 weeks.  I have not been to my office at church in that same 4 weeks.  Other than doctors’ appointments and my daughter’s graduation, I have not been “out” much in 4 weeks.  I … Continue reading

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On the Reading of Classic Sermons

One of the most enjoyable and profitable activities I can recommend is the reading of older sermons – especially classic sermons by pastors from previous generations. Following are several reasons for it, and then a listing of a few of … Continue reading

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