Some days unfold like an Irish Blessing. The road rises to meet you. The wind is at your back. The sun shines warm on your head. You have a secure sense that God is holding you in the palm of his hand. The birds sing and the flowers spread their beauty and fragrance all around […]
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(Photo credit to our good friend and awesome, virant Christian witness Julie Gardenour–public school teacher who loves snow days.) The Pierpont Family has homeschooled for over twenty-five years. We’re pretty hard-core about it, but there is one thing about the public school system that we especially like. We like snow days. Something wonderful about them. […]
Ken and Paul sat in their dorm room and counted their change. They had returned bottles and scoured their pockets for the money. The semester was nearly over and Ken would make his way home to Ohio and Paul would spend Christmas in Houston. Between the two they had enough to buy coffee at Starbucks, […]
In the Bleak Mid-Winter Our son, Chuk is going to sing “In the Bleak Mid-Winter” at our Christmas Eve Service at 5:00 p.m. at Evangel Baptist Church in Taylor, Michigan. It is a beautiful candlelight service I’m sure you will enjoy. Hope you can come. Thanks, Chuk for your efforts on this.
Christmastime is a challenge for Pastors. I always try to think of new ways to package the old Christmas traditions and the eternal gospel so the truth of it will ring clear and fresh in the hearts of people all year long. Years ago I sold the young people of the church on doing a […]
I was done for the year and I aimed my old Jeep toward home. I loved this stretch of road. I always felt fortunate to live in the country where the hills were flocked with snow in the winter. Soon I had put town behind me and drove east out of Millwood to where the […]
When Hope was about seven I recorded her singing a little Christmas greeting. I like to re-post it at Christmas. We mean it every year. Merry Christmas Or download this mp3 Merry Christmas http://kenpierpont.com/wp-content/uploads/hopeamericachristmasgreeting.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS
Classic re-post from 2008 My cousin Di has Facebook now. When we were kids we saw each other regularly. We have our own families now and our own lives so we only see each other when someone dies, which is very sad. It was good to connect on Facebook. I scrolled through her pictures. We […]
In the spring of the year my heart goes to baseball like a needle points north. I can almost smell the leather of the baseball glove, I can hear the crack of the bat, and I can feel the laces on the ball. The outfield takes on the emerald green of spring and little boys […]
Thomas Lake is a pastor’s kid who was homeschooled by his parents… and now writes riveting, prize-winning, narrative journalism for Sports Illustrated and other nationally-known publications. Here he speaks at his alma mater, Gordon College.