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Pilgrim Reflections: The old, old story

Jul 19, 2016 12:01pm

If there was ever a time for it, it’s now.

As a young boy attending a small, country church in central Arkansas, I learned a lot of old Gospel songs that continue to sustain me after all...

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Pilgrim Reflections: Dangerous Chess Game

Jun 14, 2016 8:02am

As Thomas Paine said on Dec. 23, 1776, “These are the times that try men’s souls.”

With most of America’s attention focused on the current political races, it’s interesting that nothing is...

Pilgrim Reflections: Puppy Play

Jun 07, 2016 8:03am

Just when you thought you’d seen it all.

Puppy play.

Pictures of cuddly little puppies fetching a ball, toting one of your shoes across the floor or playing tug-of-war with another...

Pilgrim Reflections: Shaka, Shaka

Updated: May 31, 2016 8:11am

It basically means “to chill out” or “hang loose.”

Such was the definition given to me for “Shaka, Shaka” when I visited Hawaii in 1989 on our way to our mission assignment in the...

Pilgrim Reflections: “Never Forget”

May 24, 2016 11:24am

Memorial Day.

For some, it’s the start of the summer vacation. Picnics. Barbecues. Family get-together. Boating. Baseball games, etc.

But, to all true American patriots it’s a time of...

Pilgrim Reflections: No Reserves! No Retreat! No Regrets!

May 17, 2016 10:20am

We’d do well to adopt these as our own.

Born into a millionaire’s home in Chicago on November 1, 1887, William Borden’s family expected him to take over their national dairy business after...

Pilgrim reflections: Prayer is the best choice this election

May 10, 2016 10:23am

We’re definitely at a crossroads.

And, sadly, there doesn’t seem to be a good choice on which way to go.

Well, it looks like we’re going to be looking at a Clinton-Trump showdown in...

Pilgrim Reflections: Beware of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

May 02, 2016 10:03pm

They may laugh and spoof now; but one of these days they’ll wish they hadn’t.


That’s what the members of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster call themselves. And,...

Pilgrim reflections: A Kodak Moment

Apr 26, 2016 12:54pm

Three simple words.

“God bless you.”

Such were the words I whispered in the old man’s ears last week while attending a meeting in Miami. We were visiting the Holocaust memorial there...

Pilgrim Reflections: When depravity reigns

Apr 19, 2016 9:46am

We shouldn’t be surprised at its depths or the fact it’s going to get worse.


The dictionary defines it as “moral corruption, wickedness, debauchery, perversion, degeneracy,...

Pilgrim Reflections: The Unraveling Of A Nation

Apr 11, 2016 11:25am

It’s happening all around us and has been for a long time.

The question is, “Do we know ‘why’ and are we willing to do what we can to slow it?”

What is it? It’s America’s “moral demise...