2nd Peter Chapter 1 Part 1 – Teaching Review

Shalom Saints, It was after dark and I was riding with Joyce through the Bronx to Olga’s house to have our fortunes told. This was 1972-73 and obviously the Lord hadn’t caught hold of me yet! I had just met Joyce a couple of months earlier on the job. She swore that Olga would give me […]

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6 2nd Peter: An Epistle of Peter Introduction – Teaching Review

Shalom Saints, One weekend, my Mom dropped my sister and me off to stay with her sister, Annie. It just so happened that my Uncle, their brother and a contractor, was there too. He was painting and his base of operation was the basement where all of his brushes and paints were stored. He should have […]

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1 Peter 5 – Teaching Review

Our family joined the United Brethren Church in Michigan. Their motto, or phrase that encapsulated their beliefs and supposedly guided their behavior was: Keeping Christ and the Cross at the Center of All We Do! To make sure that we all “towed the line”, a group of new members was periodically herded into the pastor’s office and […]

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1 Peter 4 Part 2 – Teaching Review

Shalom Saints, “Sharon, I’m impressed by your credentials and I have enjoyed talking with you immensely, but you just don’t have the skills for this job.” I wasn’t too disappointed, because I knew I didn’t have the skills for the job, but I wanted the interview to see if I could somehow work my way into the […]

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Hanukkah: The Hidden Truth Review of Teaching

 Shalom Saints, I can get easily distracted by adults and children in front of me at the teachings, so I like sitting near the front.  I am usually in the second row.  That way I am assured I won’t miss a bit of the verbal and nonverbal message.  Arthur has a lot of facial expressions and […]

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1st Peter Chapter 3 Part 3 – Teaching Review

Shalom Saints, “Sharon, you are trying to cheat me!” With tears welling up in her eyes, my 4 year-old younger sister was threatening to run and tell on me. She was quite upset, “I loaned you ten cents for candy and now you are trying to pay me back with only one coin. I gave you […]

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Nigerian Missionary Trip Update

Shalom Saints, When Arthur said, “That’s all she wrote!” He was referring to being sleepy and not being able to stay up pass 8:30 PM on his first night home from Nigeria. The phrase means, “An articulation of a sudden and unforeseen end to one’s hopes or plans.” (Google: The Phrase Finder) When Arthur said that phrase, […]

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