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Pilgrim reflectios: As in Noah’s day

Sep 29, 2015 5:17pm

We shouldn’t be surprised at the current state-of-affairs and others’ response.

Anymore I find myself increasing feeling like a man without a home. The things that were accepted and valued...

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Pilgrim Reflections: On Going Too Far

May 12, 2015 9:55am

“Shame on you. ”

Those are the words that entered my head a few weeks ago when I saw footage of students at Valdosta State University in Georgia stepping on our nation’s flag. The group...

Pilgrin Reflections: On Speaking the Truth

May 05, 2015 4:55pm

Nowadays it’ll certainly get you into trouble.

No one needs to tell us about political correctness and its prominence in our society. This is especially so in the areas of religion, faith...

Pilgrim Reflections: Priceless Treasure In Clay Pots

Apr 28, 2015 11:47am


When you hear that word, what pictures come to mind? Pirates in search of a buried chest full of gold? Indiana Jones searching through booby-trapped pyramids? A miner finding the...

Pilgrim Reflections: When things don’t add up

Apr 21, 2015 6:21pm


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...

Pilgrim reflection: What Difference Do it Make?

Apr 14, 2015 9:30am

Yes, “What difference do it make?”

That question was the title of Ron Hall and Denver Moore’s 2010 best-selling book that told the story of Denver’s life. Born in January, 1937 in Red River...

Pilgrim Reflections: “Dark Nights and Singing Birds”

Apr 07, 2015 5:12pm

This past week as I ran around the base track at 5:30 in the morning, it was still dark outside and my heart was heavy for various reasons: others’ suffering …the world’s condition… recent deaths...

Pilgrim reflections: Invincible Hope

Mar 31, 2015 6:26pm


When the chips are down, it’s what enables you to keep going. When others have abused or abandoned you, it’s what keeps you from giving up. When you’ve seemingly lost everything, it’s...

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

Mar 24, 2015 3:40pm


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...