Friends

Eyes On Baseball – Friday Photo

Nathan and Hogan will have their eyes on the Royals this evening. And, you may be sure they will have their eyes on the baseball.
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Glad You Were Born – Happy Birthday Day

I don’t recall which friend uses the line, “Glad you were born,” as a way of saying, “Happy Birthday.” But I like it. Read More

What Is A Christian To Do About Refugees?

My grandboys call me Doc, or PaPa Doc. The nickname may have come when Nathan and I met and began working on staff together. “Hey Doc,” would begin a sentence or question. Our girls thought that would be a cute distinction between their “Grandpas.” Read More

Deep Reflections

No matter how we plan for eventualities we learn that life is arbitrary. That is another way of saying that despite what we plan life does not always follow our script. What we take heart in is that amidst the arbitrariness of life, God is not. Our week began with a family’s plans taking a decidedly sad turn. It is not that death is a surprising human experience. But, we may be surprised when death comes.

Over the years of pastoring the varied experiences that contain the realization of human mortality prompt deep reflections. Most concern with how we talk about that event, the life of our friends who die, what we say to encourage those most deeply affected. We pastors often fall prey to trite sayings, platitudes that have not basis in our understanding of how God’s world, now and then, work.

"Deep Reflections" - Copyright 2014 Todd Littleton

“Deep Reflections” – Copyright 2014 Todd Littleton

Today is one of those days for deep reflection. And as I do, I pray a family full of friends find cause to be someone as much as they follow the normal course to find cause to believe something.

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