I have been a student of Christian teaching almost all my life and I have noticed that Jesus usually introduced a truth in the form of a paradox and illustrated it using a parable. A paradox is abstract, a truth that seems false on the surface. A parable is concrete. It is a simple story, […]
Here is an audio version of this story if you would rather listen than read: https://kenpierpont.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2015-12-10-Silly-Holiday-Songs.mp3 I’ve noticed a sad trend. I know the holidays are here so I don’t want to sound a sour note, but I’ve had something on my chest and it gets heavier every year. To me it seems the guardians […]
Holly has written another essay! Take a look at her site to read it. www.kenpierpont.com/holly/
Take a look at Holly’s new Christmas letter. She has included some thoughts and a couple Christmas essays. Send her a note and let her know what you think. You can e-mail her at email@example.com Put HOLLY in the subject line. Thanks!
Hope objected to being left out of the earlier picture so I included this one which included her.
Jim was in despair. Worry had taken over his life. He was hospitalized with shingles in pain and feeling that he could not make it through the night. In despair he sat down and wrote a farewell note to his wife and son.
Our first week living in the Character Inn is complete. When we arrived a group of young people on the Inn staff were singing to welcome us. Our family sang back to thank them. They have been working hard to familiarize me with the operating systems and procedures.
I said good bye to an old friend the other day. We have been together for over twenty-two years. He was my old green Steelcase Executive desk. It was a huge boat of a thing. Strong enough to survive a nuclear blast. The desk moved with me from Xenia, Ohio to Celina, Ohio to Niles, […]
Some of the Psalms are Psalms of Assent. They are songs for the road when you are on a holy pilgrimage. It is especially helpful to think of Psalm 133 that way. At least twice a year the fathers and sons would make their way from wherever they lived to the temple in Jerusalem. (Deuteronomy […]
We are working hard preparing for the conclusion of our ministry here in Fremont and the beginning of our new family ministry. We will keep you posted on what is happening here on the web site. Two days a week we are working at the Character Inn and the rest of the week we are […]