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Pastor’s Ponderings: June 2018

by John Armstrong   I am reminded how important it is to get the gospel right or you end up with no gospel at all. Astunted gospel or a half-gospel is not the gospel. So, what is the gospel? That question is ofultimate importance to all

Pastor’s Ponderings: May 2018

by John Armstrong I do not think anyone would take me for a germaphobe by any stretch of the imagination. However, I do try to be somewhat hygienic in my practices. I always wash my hands after handling raw meat. I try to be mindful of

Pastor’s Ponderings: April 2018

by John Armstrong Last month, I mentioned the old adage, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” That may trigger in your memory the corollary, “April showers bring May flowers.” Indeed, the gentle spring rains that we enjoy do bring forth

Pastor’s Ponderings: March 2018

by John Armstrong There is an old adage about the weather in March that says, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” Well, what do you think? It is weather. Sometimes that is true and sometimes not. For example, the forecast

Pastor’s Ponderings: February 2018

by John Armstrong You’ve heard the old cliché that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. That is simply not true, you can teach an old dog new tricks, it just may take a little more time and patience, but they can learn. Learning has

Pastor’s Ponderings: January 2018

by John Armstrong   Howdy, and welcome to 2018! Now, cue music to Mission Impossible: Dun-dun- da-dah, dun- dun-da- dah, dun-dun- da-dah, dun-dun- da-dah, Dadahda-Dadahda- Dadahda-Da- dum… (of course you have to provide the timing and tune 🙂 ). I have a mission for you. Actually,

Pastor’s Ponderings: December 2017

by John Armstrong   What do you want for Christmas? Some of you are longing for someone to ask that question of you. As a boy, I always had a ready answer. In fact, I used to make elaborate lists from my diligent studies of that

Pastor’s Ponderings: November 2017

by John Armstrong   It is almost time for Thanksgiving! I’m not sure I’ve really gotten started with the new schoolyear. Time flies by quickly for each of us. People say it seems to go faster and faster the olderyou get. I know it goes by

Pastor’s Ponderings: October 2017

by John Armstrong   It’s here, the 500 th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses on the Castle Church doorin Wittenburg, Germany. That simple act of inviting an academic debate ended up being theopening salvo of the Protestant Reformation, arguably the most influential event

Pastor’s Ponderings: September 2017

by John Armstrong   “Where are we going?” “When are we going to get there?” “Are we there yet?” If you have ever taken a long car trip with children, you may have heard these questions, over and over again. They are questions you would expect