Posts by Bob

God is My Help

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Stories

God is My Help

“Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.” (Psalms 54:4 NIV) Growing up and getting older, I’ve watched many friends and relatives go through the stress and anguish of having their parents get older and need to make the transition to additional care. It often started with children taking the car away from them. Then they had to leave their home for assisted care or even a nursing home. I would hear about the resentment, anger and resistance to any change. I would see the heartache, pain and stress in the family having to deal with it. I tried to empathize, but it was...

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Like Fallen Leaves

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Stories

Like Fallen Leaves

One Sunday, during a cold snap, I was sweeping leaves from the corridor between the sanctuary and the education building. Within moments, all the leaves I swept away were blown back over the walkway. In fact, there were more than when I arrived. I gave up. A few minutes later, I mentioned it to Dick Mason. We both laughed. Later, he mentioned it to Jani James and Linda Sakamoto. They were heading toward the prayer time before the service, and suddenly the leaves became a sermon illustration for sins and failings. I try my best to sweep them away, and I usually try to do it alone and with my...

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