Reflections from the Pulpit

Healers and experts: local and distant I’ve heard about the “placebo effect” for some time. If you believe the medication will work, then it will work; and if you don’t believe, then it won’t work. Obviously, that’s not one hundred percent; but there is enough healing, or lack of healing, that takes place because of […]

Reflections from the Pulpit

Upsets: God’s design and our part in it It’s easy to say “Don’t be anxious” or “Don’t be upset” and not really understand another person’s pain even if we’re well-meaning. We’ve all heard about walking in another person’s shoes before criticizing, and I’ve been tempted to say “I understand” when maybe I really don’t understand. […]