January 2018

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As I See It #10

by judy

Tomorrow night  Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address. Notice I wrote “Donald Trump” not President Trump. I am simply unable to call him President. As far as I am concerned he has debased the office of President to such an extent that I cannot dignify him with the title “President.” […]

As I See It #9

by judy

Today my column is about my  favorite sport, baseball, not baseball in general but one particular  player in particular.  I am referring to Jim Thome.  In Peoria we proudly claim him as our own.  On Wednesday, in his first year of eligibility he was  elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.  It couldn’t have happened […]

As I See It #8

by judy

Currently I  am reading  the book Prayer by Philip Yancey.  I had read it when it first was published in 2006  and found it to be very helpful.  In reading it again it becomes even more helpful.  I want to begin my column today  with a quote from the book:  “Why pray?  Evidently God likes […]

As I See It #7

by judy

I have promised to take off the masks I have sometimes worn in my life.  I have said that at times I will be very personal in writing these columns.  Today is one of those days.           I begin by suggesting  that all of us are on a journey.  Our journey […]

As I See It – #6

by judy

If you read my columns you will discover that among other interests I am an avid sports fan. I like almost all sports. However my five favorite sports would be: baseball, football, basketball, hockey and golf. For my column today I turn to football. Nick Saban is the coach of the University of Alabama football […]

As I See It – #5

by judy

Today is the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Some will observe it. Some will ignore it. I will celebrate. Martin Luther King is one of my heroes and I need all the heroes I can find It is an unhappy country that has no heroes. It is an unhappy country that needs heroes. Heroes […]

Love and Knowledge – FBC Sermon 1/28/18

by judy

I Corinthians 8 A country singer croons, “I’ve Got a Thinking Problem.” He could be singing about American Christians because we have a thinking problem. Many Americans have come to the conclusion that they think more clearly than everybody else. People now believe their knowledge is superior knowledge. Not content with being right and knowing […]

A Christian Health Care Practice? FBC Sermon 1/21/18

by judy

Mark 1:21-45 I want to talk about health care, not because I want to pick a fight, but because we almost never talk about it as Christians. I must tell you that I think our nasty arguments over “Obamacare” are tacky. The reason we are so fired up about health care is that we are all […]

As I See It #4

by judy

LINK I want to begin my column today by thanking all of you who have responded to my first few columns. When I was in active ministry I always preached what I called confessional theology. What I meant by that was that I really preached to myself because I felt my problems, my hopes, my […]