A number of years ago, a pastor and spouse were referred to a psychologist for help in parenting two young children.
Don’t be afraid!
At the end of his earthly life, Jesus told his closest disciples: “I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you;
I wrote previously about the ups and downs in life, comparing it to the recent activity on the stock market. One word that has been used to describe the stock markets in recent days is the word “volatile.” It is interesting to consider the implications of this word for our life of faith in the … Continue reading Volatility
The news this week has been about the world stock markets which dropped suddenly and then have been up and down in wide swings nearly every day. Whether one has invested in the stock market or not, the news about the world economy has implications for all of us. The down days bring concern to … Continue reading Ups and downs
My father is spending this Father’s Day in the hospital. His situation reminds me that all of us live in the reality of a “soon, but not yet” existence. What we thought a week ago was to be an overnight stay because of some recent falls turned out to be more complicated. By mid-week, geographically … Continue reading Soon, but not yet
On this day that Christians call “Good Friday” I am reflecting on why Jesus had to die. In some devotional readings this past week, I have been struck by how our sinful human condition produces a world in which something or someone has to die in order for life to continue for others. W. Phillip … Continue reading Reflections for Good Friday
**Companion Resources Newsletter** edited by Paul D. Leichty Volume 6, No. 11 November 2004 Four young adults are killed in an auto accident. A dozen people die in a suicide bombing. A young man commits suicide after struggling with Tourette’s syndrome and substance abuse. A family whose adult son has autism, struggles to find a … Continue reading Newsletter – November, 2004
**Companion Resources Newsletter** edited by Paul D. Leichty Volume 6, No. 10 October 2004 This month, I preached a sermon at my church. Even though I am ordained minister, I don’t preach much these days, and I particularly don’t preach often on topics unrelated to my work in disabilities and music. However, this particular Sunday, … Continue reading Newsletter – October, 2004
**Companion Resources Newsletter** edited by Paul D. Leichty Volume 6, No. 9 September 2004 I’m reading Henri Nouwen’s book “The Road to Daybreak” in which he chronicles his journey from a prestigious teaching position at Harvard University to working as a caregiver with persons with disabilities at the L’Arche Community in Toronto named “Daybreak.” Along … Continue reading Newsletter – September, 2004
**Companion Resources Newsletter** edited by Paul D. Leichty Volume 6, No. 8 August 2004 This issue of Companion Resources Newsletter is something of a celebration and an introduction. As some of you know, I have been writing this newsletter for nearly six years now. Companion Resources has been something of a hobby, a passion, a … Continue reading Newsletter – August, 2004