Faith, Works, and What James Said

(Blame me for the lame title, but Pongo nails it with the content –  Curly) Trying to win their case some lawyers have been known to ask some incredibly unbelievable questions. The Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyer’s Journal gave the following example: 
Question: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
Answer: No.
Question: […]

The Call of Unity

(The following is the sermon Pongo gave at his church on the Sunday after the Unity Ride. It is truly a message for all of us! — Curly) Last weekend I went on a motorcycle ride as a member of the Warriors of Faith. This ride is the highlight of the year as groups from […]

The Gift of Joy

(As I post this entry in Pongo’s Gifts of God series, it has been a wet, dank, cold, week. How appropriate that he shares with us joy from the Lord in the middle of dreary weather and tax season! — Curly) Today’s sermon is entited, “The Gift of Joy,” so, as you can imagine, before […]

The Gift of Life

(A lot of us are going through some really hard transistions at the present. Here’s some advice and encouragement from Pongo) A young soldier and his commanding officer got on a train together. The only available seats were across from an attractive young women who was traveling with her grandmother. As they engaged in pleasant […]

The Gift of Humility

(Pongo shares more insights into some of God’s gifts. This one, humility, He demonstrated not only at the cross, but in over 30 years of humbleness walking this earth. How can we not follow Pongo’s advice, and determine to follow in His footsteps? – Curly) His name is Bill. He has wild hair, wears a […]

The Gift of Forgiveness

(As the holidays approach, and we have opportunities to see family and others that we normally don’t get to be with much during the rest of the year, I think the following message from Pongo is quite timely — Curly) This was not easy for me to prepare because I had become comfortable in my […]

The Gift of Grace

(Pongo gives us a talk about grace, taken from Matthew 20:1-16 — Curly) Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked a young accountant fresh out of school, “What starting salary were you thinking about?” The Accountant said, “In the neighborhood of $100,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.”

The interviewer […]