Chaplain's Corner

Tue
17
Mar

Life is decisions, decisions

Life is full of decisions. Some are big, others are not so big. My wife often asks what we should have for lunch or dinner. Actually, she asks what I would like to eat. We all make decisions on what to wear. These are based on the situation. You don’t see people come to church Sunday mornings in their swimming suits or going for a run in their best dress suits.

Tue
10
Feb

Time changes things

You meet someone that you have not seen for many years. Their hair may be gray or white. You go to a ball game or hockey game and old memories may bring you back to playing days.

Mon
12
Jan

A joyful 2015 daily agenda

Last week, we discussed some possibilities for making 2015 a better year. The areas of finances, physical health and well-being, of emotional and psychological improvements as well as spirituality were included.

Mon
22
Dec

Any changes for 2015?

Last week, we discussed some possibilities for making 2015 a better year. The areas of finances, physical health and well-being, of emotional and psychological improvements as well as spirituality were included.

Sun
07
Dec

Past and future Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day just passed. Now for Christmas and New Years. Certainly most of us had a lot to be thankful for last week. One of the things that gets our attention is to remember that every day can and probably should be Thanksgiving day. We could make a long list and then prioritize them.

Tue
25
Nov

Reading the mail carefully

Some people don't have a home. Other people don't have warm clothes to wear. Still others are hungry. We happen to listen to WCCO Radio quite often. Lately they have mentioned about hungry people on a regular basis. They give a pitch for feeding the hungry through donating to the Union Gospel Mission. Exact costs per meal are given.

Sun
09
Nov

How the food shelf was born

The year of 1980 was a big year. The North St. Paul Area Ministerial Association began discussing the need for a community food shelf. The North St. Paul Community Christian Youth Center building had been in use since 1973.

Tue
04
Nov

This one was written in 1985.

During September of 1985, my schedule was too full. Teaching a full load of science at North High School, managing Polar Arena plus jail ministry were all in my schedule.
Where has the summer gone? Can you ever remember a summer going this fast? The week has already gone by and I was planning to get so many things done.

Thu
16
Oct

Day by day, year by year

When we are young, we plan for days, weeks, months and years in the future. These plans and our related anticipation keeps changing. The process keeps shifting. Each year or decade we tend to do more looking back. It would be great if we look back at the end of each day or year with a feeling of total satisfaction.

Wed
01
Oct

Looking backward and forward

People sometimes ask us how long we have been doing something. They also may ask how long we plan to keep on doing something. The answer certainly changes with time and age. Two elderly men who walk at the Maplewood Mall some mornings are 90 and 96 years old. I wonder sometimes how they viewed the future when they retired.

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