Patrick Day

Blog archives for December, 2014

Archive for December, 2014

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

A LARGE HEART Jacob Learner was a large man with an even larger heart for the Lord. The morning of his 50th birthday, before the sun came up, he spent an hour with his Maker before starting the day’s work on his farm. He reflected on the past ten years of his life and became […]

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

TOMORROW Pastor George MacDonald preached the following sermon. “The care of the disciples was care for the day, not for tomorrow; the word tomorrow must stand for any and every point of time of the future. The next hour, the next moment, is as much beyond our grasp and as much in God’s care, as […]

Friday, December 19th, 2014

WE ALL NEED BUMPINIG UP A friend of mine from Pennsylvania wrote me about the BUMP THEM UP  posting last week. “As headmaster of a Christian school, an encouraging nudge from time to time does me good. Michael is one such example of a man with whom I talk frequently, and every time he and […]

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

MATTER OR MIND My friend Paddy told about his bumping a neighbor up a notch to start him on the path to Christ. “The greatest obstacle this guy has, Pat, is that he thinks creation happened by chance, and with that viewpoint, how can He believe in Christ the Creator. “So I asked him a […]

Friday, December 12th, 2014

BUT WHO IS JESUS? A young business woman named Grace was telling one of her friends about Jesus. “He healed the sick, raised the dead to life, drove demons out of those possessed, and walked on water.” “But who is Jesus?” her friend asked. “He taught his disciples about the kingdom of heaven and how […]

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

BUMP THEM UP Clarence St. John likes to make points through illustrations. Here’s one of them. Consider that all people are on a 20-point scale with the worst being a -10 and the best being a +10. Wherever you find someone on that scale, you can do them a great service by just bumping them […]

Friday, December 5th, 2014

THREE POTS OF BOILING WATER There was a single mother with a teen-age daughter who complained about all the troubles she had at school and work, on her soccer team, and with all her friends, especially her boyfriend. She was complaining to her mother about all these things one afternoon after arriving home early from […]

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

IT’S JUST NOT TRUE  Pastor Bill started his sermon by quoting an old saying “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” Several parishioners nodded their heads in agreement. “It sounds comforting, until you are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, lose a spouse, or are afflicted with unending level-8 pain. It’s just not true. God […]