Category: Pastoral Perspective

Let Us Pray

What is prayer? Prayer is not some kind of white magic.  It is not an attempt to control God.  It is neither a self-induced pep session, nor a demand note.  Prayer is need finding...

Act Now!

All of us, no matter what our age, are constantly exposed to advertising–in newspapers and magazines, on radio and television, on billboards, in circulars and catalogs that come in the mail, by telemarketing phone...

Christ Has Triumphed!

The word “triumph” has a very special meaning.  It is a powerful term used to describe something more than just a single victory.  It speaks of a decisive, overwhelming, and significant group of victories. ...

Lazarus’ Eulogy

Many would say the raising of Lazarus from the dead by Jesus is not the most important point of the event described in John 11.  They would say the coming forth of Lazarus from...

Lent at St. Luke’s

The forty days before Easter, not counting Sundays, make up the season of Lent.  Lent this year will start on Wednesday, March 6.  The word Lent means spring.  Think of early spring with the...

Don’t Return the Gift

Perhaps you are considering exchanging or have already exchanged some Christmas gifts.  You might appreciate the thought behind some gifts but would really rather have something else.             A statement sometimes spoken by a...

Success

“Success” has long been the accepted goal in this world.  Our educational system rewards “success” from start to finish.  We love hearing “success” stories about someone who has made it big.  We want to...

God’s Greatness

He knew what was in store for him. He shared it with his disciples. “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him.  And...

The Three “Rs”

The old school basics for a good education are the three “Rs”:  Reading, (W)riting, and (A)rithmetic.  Sticking to these three “Rs” can provide all that is really needed to be well educated. The old...

Show Mercy

Jesus, in his earthly ministry, was continually showing mercy to others.  When criticized for it, he told his critics to be about showing mercy, too, instead of finding fault and hurting others with their...