Pastor’s Pen

Dr. Janet Schwengber

PETER AND THE WOLF

  Peter and the Wolf is a musical composition written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936. It is a symphonic fairy tale where a narrator tells a children’s story while the orchestra illustrates it. Each character of this tale is represented by a corresponding instrument...

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UNCHARTED WATERS

  An expression that we often hear these days during the pandemic is that “we are in unchartered waters.” Water is frequently used as a metaphor. Water itself is a remarkable compound, H2O, that is put together by a hydrogen bond, which in itself is unique. Water...

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THE STAR THROWER

The Star Thrower There is a story told by scientist, philosopher Loren Eiseley (1907-1977) that tells a story for all of us to heed: “Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he...

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SHALOM

The Hebrew word SHALOM is commonly understood around the world to mean peace. But our English word peace doesn't quite do this word justice. Interestingly, in Israel, where there is little in the way of peace, the word SHALOM is used as a greeting to say hello and...

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LOVE

Valentine’s Day is a day reserved to remember ‘Saint Valentine’ the patron Saint of Love. Actually if it were not for Hallmark, we would most likely have lost the story of this “Saint”. Who was he anyhow? The following is a “nice and heartfelt story” of Saint...

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DECEMBER 25th

December 25th is the traditional anniversary of the birth of Christ, but most scholars are unsure about the true date for Christ's birth. The decision to celebrate Christmas on December 25 was made sometime during the fourth century by church bishops in Rome. Having...

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