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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...

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PILGRIM REFLECTIONS: The Best Time for It

Jan 26, 2016 12:13pm

Prayer.

We talk a lot about it. We even read books about it. But, when it comes down to it, this is the weakest part of a believer’s spiritual life.

That’s why we mistake rote,...

Pilgrim Reflections: Predictions for this year

Jan 18, 2016 4:20pm

This will be a year of upheaval and uncertainty.

I’m not a prophet in the classical, Biblical sense, who was a “foreteller,” like Isaiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, etc., forecasting what would happen...

Pilgrim reflections: Cry Out to Him

Jan 12, 2016 12:57pm

As someone once said, “He’s only a prayer away.”

No one needs to tell us that this is a pretty sad world. It seems like everywhere I go I find someone who’s grieving over something, whether...

Mailbag: Christmas spirit alive and well

Jan 05, 2016 4:41pm

An incident that began as a terribly-timed flat tire on Pine Street in Cabot on Christmas Eve, ended by reaffirming, for me, the existence of genuine goodness and kindness in our community.

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Pilgrim Reflections: Cry Out to Him

Jan 05, 2016 4:38pm

As someone once said, “He’s only a prayer away.”

No one needs to tell us that this is a pretty sad world. It seems like everywhere I go I find someone who’s grieving over something, whether...

Pilgrim Reflections: Only believe

Dec 28, 2015 4:05pm

“…Be not afraid; only believe”

Mark 5:36b

Five simple words so quietly spoken

To the grief-stricken father that day;

“Be not afraid, only believe”

Was what the Master...

Pilgrim Reflections: The Birth of Hope

Dec 22, 2015 10:05am

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ, the Lord.”

Luke 2:11

For thousands of years the prophets foretold

Of One Who would come from God;a...

Traci Bruckner: Rural America gets a lump of coal for Christmas

Dec 22, 2015 8:32am

On Dec. 17, 2015, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued their final rule defining what it means to be actively engaged in farming, and thereby eligible to receive federal farm payments....

Pilgrim Reflections: The Prince of Peace

Dec 13, 2015 8:15pm

It’s remembering this that calms our hearts and minds in our problems and perplexities.

“The Prince of Peace.”

That’s one of the ways the prophet Isaiah described the Anointed One God...

Pilgrim Reflections: Is That So?

Dec 08, 2015 1:04pm

“God Can’t Fix This.”

Such was the full-page, front-page headline last Thursday of the New York Daily News after the terroristic attack in San Bernardino, California. The owner and editorial...