Patrick of Ireland—Frank Johnson

This post is by Frank Johnson, a friend and Pastor at Chestnut Street Baptist Church. I thought I would share it in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. *** Imagine: You are 16 and walking along the beach with your family. You see about 50 longboats sailing toward shore. Fierce soldiers get out of the boats…

Patrick the Slave

From his brief autobiography we learn that…the Irish, then called Scots, began swooping down on the English coast, sailing up the rivers, raiding the settlements, and carrying off plunder and slaves. Among the captives was Patrick. So Ireland’s patron saint was not Irish! He had been reared a Christian. His father was a deacon, but…

The One

Recently, our family has been listening to the soundtrack of Frozen.  It’s my daughter’s favorite movie right now so we’re all into it  🙂  One of the songs (sung by princess Anna) is about a ball happening that night.  Anna sings that she is excited to meet everyone.  Then she adds, “What if I meet THE…