Quote of Note #17–Joy and Resentment

"Joy and resentment cannot coexist." Henri Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming. New York:Image/Doubleday, 1992, page 73.

Pastor Note #32 — “Forgive Me!”

Forgive Me!   Forgiving is not one of the easier parts of the Christian faith.  In fact, it’s something that I myself struggle with from time to time.             I know, I know.  You’re saying, “Not you!  Surely not you!  You are such a nice guy, such a nice, easy-tempered guy.  I simply can’t believe … Continue reading Pastor Note #32 — “Forgive Me!”

Bible Notes #2 — Ecclesiates 7:21-22

  "Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servants cursing you.  Your heart knows that many times you yourself cursed other."  Ecclesiates 7:21-22 [ESV] Have a thick skin!  Don't take personally everything people say.  Don't be quick to take offense.  If we are slow to take offense, … Continue reading Bible Notes #2 — Ecclesiates 7:21-22