From The Pastor’s Pen (Page 3)

It was those who were the last to give up hope, who were the first to see

The stories of Holy Week and Easter are retold year after year, usually to congregations that are swelled  beyond their usual numbers. Hence, the Passion and Resurrection narratives are some of the most familiar of all. So, here’s a little Holy Week “Pop Quiz” to test how well you have been paying attention all these more »

“Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

Several years ago I was part of a mission team sent to a remote mountain village in Honduras. Our purpose was to improve the educational system in the village, and to provide the children with school supplies and uniforms. In Honduras, children must supply their own uniforms and supplies to be allowed to attend classes. more »

The following is a true story that emerged from a championship college women’s softball game between Western Oregon and Central Washington in 2008.

The following is a true story that emerged from a championship college women’s softball game between Western Oregon and Central Washington in 2008. Western Oregon senior Sara Tucholsky was small; physically not the kind of player that was capable of generating much power at the plate. In fact, she had never hit a home run more »