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Blog archives for August, 2017

Archive for August, 2017

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

JESUS AND PETER DOWN BY THE LAKE Pastor Bill started his sermon last Sunday by saying, “We are challenged by God to be something beyond ourselves.” The last chapter of the Gospel of John has Jesus talking to Peter down by the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Given that Pastor Bill is a good […]

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Below a Time WHAT CHILD, WHILE summer is happening, bothers to think much that summer will end? What child, when snow is on the ground, stops to remember that not long ago the ground was snowless? It is by its content rather than its duration that a child knows time, by its quality rather than […]

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS ADULT AND TEEN CHALLENGE The hand of the Lord was upon me yesterday as I delivered a message to 350 male and female residents at the main campus of Adult and Teen Challenge in Minneapolis. I had a script of what I wanted to cover, but on the way there from Buffalo, the Holy […]

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

GETTING UNTANGLED Do you ever find yourself not taking time to spend with God because you’re so busy with other things? A child of God who wants to please God keeps his or her priorities straight and refuses to do things that could distract him from what is really important. In order to grow closer […]

Friday, August 11th, 2017

OBSERVATIONS FROM A COURTROOM BENCH Last Monday afternoon, I sat in the Wright County Courthouse for two hours at Joe’s hearing, a young man I’m mentoring who resides in a county jail. You can read about that part of the story in the last blog. Today I want to make some general observations about my […]

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

JOE IN THE DOCK I sat in the Wright County courtroom from 1-3 p.m. yesterday, awaiting the hearing for Joe, one of the inmates I’m mentoring. He was brought in with shackles on his wrists and ankles, clothed with prison garb, and led to the dock of the courtroom, a secured place to the right […]

Friday, August 4th, 2017

JOSEPH’S TURNAROUND Joe, who a month ago was a worldly self-sufficient Christian incarcerated in a county jail, called me ridiculous Pat because I told him he was filled with the world and himself. He didn’t want to hear the truth. I prayed for Joe and I think some of you did as well, and now […]

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

FOR THOSE WHO BOW DOWN BEFORE HIM Do you remember Joe, who stormed out of a meeting at the jail after I told him I couldn’t help him because he hadn’t turned his life over to God in all aspects. He’s the one who called me “Ridiculous Pat.” Well, I visited him yesterday, and he […]