Category Archive: RevPat

Apr 11

Reflecting on Suffering

  Did you hear the story of the little boy that wanted to share in Christ’s suffering? One Sunday he heard the preacher talking about Jesus’ walk to Golgotha. And he heard how Jesus’ walked the streets of stone. And he heard about the man who helped Jesus. Then the little boy went home and …

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Nov 30

Cattle-Prod Wielding Riot Squads Put In Place To Control Black Friday Hordes In Atlanta

Believe it ….  (Atlanta, GA) – Bracing for the inevitable flood of rabid shoppers eager to take advantage of Black Friday deals, multiple shop owners have chosen to employ off duty officers in full riot gear equipped with electrical prods to keep the unruly masses in check. Martin Denny, owner of Denny’s Discount Deals & …

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Nov 30

Women Get Into Black Friday Stun Gun Fight Inside the Mall

I read the following article (the italicized comments are mine) and thought to myself, “What in the WORLD is society coming to?!?” The writer of the article makes several points (true or not, editorialized or not) that reflect poorly on today’s culture. “the guys got into a fight and then the girls,” said Napolitano, who …

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Oct 21

When I Grow Up …

Thinking of the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control) and my personal need for continuing to grow in my spiritual life, I remembered this column that was written for the church newsletter a couple of months ago. I’m working on the growing up, daily. When I grow up …

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Sep 13

Why Does Worship Matter?

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When people were asked to answer the question “Why does worship matter?” on a recent blog I read, the blogger received some great answers. Here are several of the responses that I particularly found interesting. Ryan J. said: “Worship matters because it is the inescapable activity of all people everywhere regardless of whether they are …

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