Keeping Thanksgiving–Dennis Patrick

The following is a piece by my father-in-law, Dennis Patrick.  Dennis writes a weekly column called “The Passing Scene,” which appears in the Mountrail County Promoter.  “Keeping Thanksgiving” appeared in the November 23 edition of The Promoter. *** Halloween 2015 is history and it’s time again when kids dress up like Pilgrims, adults over indulge and everyone…

Our Favorite Whipping Boy

But when I saw that they were deviating from the truth of the gospel, I told Cephas in front of everyone, “If you, who are a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you compel Gentiles to live like Jews?” (Gal. 2:14). Peter (AKA Cephas)….  It’s always Peter, right?  All…

Another Face in the Crowd

Originally posted on The Voice of One:
Minions from Despicable Me  Most of the time, I don’t feel very spiritual.  I feel average.  My day is filled with mundane things like brushing my teeth, going to work, caring for kids, taking out the garbage, etc.  Amidst daily responsibilities and stressors, sometimes I keep my humor, sometimes…

Call Me Bitter

Originally posted on The Voice of One:
What follows is something the Lord started dealing with me about just the other night.  It’s rather unrefined but I wanted to share it anyway. *** The book of Ruth opens with a story about a woman named Naomi.  Naomi moves to Moab with her husband because there…