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Pilgrim Reflections: When things don’t add up

Apr 21, 2015 6:21pm

Perplexity.

We all experience it even though we may have difficulty defining it. Some possible synonyms include “bewilderment, befuddled, baffled, confused, mystified, etc.” But, at the end...

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Pilgrim Reflections: “A Permanent Solution To A Temporary Problem”

Mar 24, 2015 3:40pm

Suicide.

Around every 12.8 minutes someone in the U.S. takes his/her life. That adds up to somewhere around 40,000+ self-inflicted deaths per year, making it the #10 cause of death in this...

Pilgrim Reflections: Gone, But Not Forgotten

Mar 17, 2015 5:36pm

He’s soaring high now. Higher than he ever had before.

At least that’s how I picture what my friend, Ed, is experiencing now that he’s been released from his bodily afflictions here on earth...

Ralph E. Shaffer: Idiosyncratic observations from far outside the box

Mar 05, 2015 5:04pm

The Pope says all pets go to heaven. Does that include rottweilers?

A rising tide lifts all boats - except those at dock with a hole in the hull.

Shakespeare was wrong. First thing we...

Pilgrim reflections: Perilous times

Mar 05, 2015 5:03pm

What happens this week may have more of a bearing on our nation than we realize.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was scheduled to speak before the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, March 3...

John Dock: A voice from 50 years ago

Mar 05, 2015 5:03pm

“John Dock” was the pen name used by the writer of an opinion column seen in the Cabot Star-Herald, Lonoke Democrat and Carlisle Independent 1963 - 65; the writer remarked on events and...

Pilgrim Reflections: Letter to God

Mar 05, 2015 5:01pm

Good morning, Heavenly Father.

It’s me again. And, I needed to talk to You about a few things that have been on my heart and mind lately. I don’t need to tell You that I don’t talk to You as...

John Dock | Voices from 50 years ago

Feb 20, 2015 11:55am

“John Dock” was the pen name used by the writer of an opinion column seen in the Cabot Star-Herald, Lonoke Democrat and Carlisle Independent 1963 - 65; the writer remarked on events and...

Pilgrim Reflections | Shades of Grey or Black-and-White?

Feb 20, 2015 11:55am

Holiness.

Such a small word, but what an important, essential part of a life that’s pleasing to God. In fact, the anonymous author of the Epistle to the Hebrews in the Bible’s New Testament...

Pilgrim Reflections | Jesus, the Good Shepherd

Jan 27, 2015 4:09pm

He’s the One you’ve always looked for.

Few of us know very much sheep and shepherding. But, one thing we do know about them is that they are basically stupid, stinking and often straying....

Mailbag | Dear ‘Concerned Citizen’

Oct 30, 2014 5:49pm

In cities of the first class [Cabot], the city council calls for a special election to fill a vacancy (resignation, death, etc.) in the mayor’s office; the election is for the remainder of the...

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