Category Archives: Bulletin Articles

Words of wisdom from our weekly bulletin

“Languages”

There are many ways for humans to communicate. Perhaps the most elementary is body language by which one can teach others by example. Another might be by visual images, smoke signals or by tapping out a code. The next level is probably sign language using the hands and fingers. Spoken language is expressed in hundreds of languages worldwide with their various dialects and nuances. Music certainly deserves a place whether by instruments or vocalized.

Written language seems to be the highest Continue reading

“Names”

As we go through life with a birth name, we also take on many more names to describe our functions, duties, jobs, obligations and pleasures. Some of these names we adopt and others are conferred on us by society. If we were to use the metaphor of hat for these names, we might have to build an extra closet in which to store them. Just a few of the names we have at home are: wife, husband, parent, provider, counselor, nurse, teacher, mechanic, etc, etc. At work and in our culture we have many others names: Continue reading

“Renaissance Man/Woman”

Renaissance comes from the French word renaistre meaning rebirth or revival.  It is the Period between the 14th and 17th centuries which marked a great transition from the medieval age to the modern world.  A man or woman who has skills in several areas is said to be a renaissance person, like the quintessential example Leonardo Da Vinci, who excelled not only in art but in various other fields.  Before that era, the Greek word polymath described such people like Plato, Aristotle Continue reading

“Tough Love”

I’m not sure how long this expression has been around, only a few decades I’d guess.  However, the Greek word agape has been viable since God expressed it to Adam and Eve.  Many have tried to explain it in layman’s terms: “in spite of anything,” “what is best for another,” “unselfish” and lots of others.  It is harder to learn and practice thanthe other types of love like romantic and brotherly.  They most often involve a reciprocal interchange of emotions.  Whereas agape love resembles 1 Corinthians 13 in that it is kind, patient, not proud, never fails.  Tough love also has these qualities but Continue reading