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Bad things happen to good people. What you do about it forges your character. Turn each traumatic childhood experience into a precious gem to keep in the ‘jewel box of your mind’ to help bring closure to each horrifying memory. […] Read More

“Dementia from the Inside,” written from the viewpoint of Dr. Jennifer Bute, diagnosed with early-onset dementia, takes you inside dementia and describes, from a professional medical background, how to understand and help others. […] Read More

The end of one year and start of another provide the perfect opportunity to take time to remember. If you find such reflection challenging, consider a new spiritual discipline: the act of sustained remembering. […] Read More

Who was the funniest person in your family? Who was the most serious? Who was the caretaker? Who was the prankster? Family stories are important. They tell who you are and where you came from. My grandfather had the greatest laugh I had ever known until our son, Michael, came along. His laughter can light […] Read More

Events were held around the world recently to commemorate the event from 500 years ago when Martin Luther presented his “95 Theses” – which he may or may not have actually nailed to the door of the church at Wittenberg, Germany – and began the changes in the church that are broadly known as the […] Read More

All religions attempt to make sense of death. Death is an enemy, the ultimate enemy. It represents an exit from what we know into what we don’t know. While our religion has some effect on how we grieve, grief is a universal response to loss. Everyone grieves. It’s our rituals and customs that vary and […] Read More

Memory is central to both conflict and reconciliation, according to renowned theologian Miroslav Volf, speaking at Catalyst Live over two days in October. In a brilliantly incisive examination of the essence of reconciliation at BMS World Mission’s Catalyst Live events in Sheffield and Reading in England, Volf identified memory and “remembering correctly” as its key […] Read More

I’ve always been a bit of a dreamer. More than once, as both child and adult, I’ve been gently (or not so gently) encouraged to “get my head out of the clouds” and focus on whatever practical task was at hand. An article in the March 12 issue of Time magazine suggests that many of […] Read More

Troubled Hearts

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on May 22, 2011.                        Psalm 31:1-5; John 14:1-14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” Do not let your hearts be troubled.” We hear these words just about every time we attend a funeral, do we not? And we take […] Read More

You Are Mine

Sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, pastor of Pulaski Heights Baptist Church in Little Rock, A.R., on January 10 2010. Isaiah 43:1-7; Acts 8:14-17                If you were to write your own obituary, what would you say about yourself?  Since our local newspaper charges by the word, many of the obituaries you will find in […] Read More