Missions

Presented on 07/01/2012 with scripture reference of Mat 28:18-20

Jesus Chose Twelve

Presented on 06/24/2012 with scripture reference of Luke 6:12-16

Summer Sensationalism

   I haven’t been idle since I last contributed to Meditations & Meanderings; far from it, as a matter of fact.  My time has been occupied by a bevy of house-guests, a major death in our church, several ordination candidates, etc.

I have also thrice-borne witness to the devastation of New York, via The Avengers, Batman: The Dark Knight Rises (a.k.a., Gotham) and The Amazing Spiderman.  And we thought that the humidity here in Philadelphia was brutal! 

I am an old comic book fan from the ‘60s and ‘70s; back then, we couldn’t even have dreamt of such visual extravaganzas as that to which we are now being treated.  I waited forty years for an Avengers film and I can only say that it was well worth the wait!

Who is our Father

Presented on 06/17/2012 with scripture reference of Mat 6:9-10Jer 3:19-20

New Wine Part 2

Presented on 06/10/2012 with scripture reference of Luke 5:36-39

New Wine

Presented on 06/03/2012 with scripture reference of Luke 5:27-Luke 6:11

Is it Easier to Forgive or to Heal

Presented on 05/27/2012 with scripture reference of Luke 5:17-26

Worthy is The Lamb

Presented on 05/20/2012 with scripture reference of Luke 5:12-16

Definitional Diagnostics

   
     What is it that defines your life?  Our grandparents were the product of the Great Depression.  Our parents were raised amidst the 2nd World War.  Their children, namely my generation, were the beneficiaries of the post-World War II boom.

Our grandparents were renowned for saving money, as they well-understood that a day might return when money would be hard to come by.  They remained thrifty for the length of their days. 

Our parents triumphed over the Nazism and Communism; it was not much of a stretch to think that they could provide a better living for their children.  There lives were invested in accordance with the impulse to triumph, not merely to endure. 

Paternal Perambulations

 

    You will pardon the rather forced attempt at alliteration in the title of this reflection.  The Shorter Oxford Dictionary offers this definition of “perambulation:”

“The action or the act of perambulating; a walk; a survey on foot …The action or ceremony of walking officially round a parish, forest, etc. for the purpose of asserting and recording its boundaries and preserving the rights of possession:  beating the bounds.”

Father’s Day is prompting me to take a stroll and to take stock of how richly blessed I was to have had the father that I did.  I am also being stoked into a deliberation as to the need of godly men to provide fatherly or father-like deportment to those around us.

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