Michael Phillips

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June 1, 1997

Two weeks ago, a six year old girl who lives a few doors away was outside, swinging in her backyard. She was playing a popular children's game of swinging until she gained sufficient momentum, and then jumped off the swing as it swing...

April 13, 1997

Imagine being married for 13, 14, 15, maybe even 20 years or more...and thinking that things were generally pretty good between you and your spouse. There were occasional ups and downs, like every marriage. And then, out of the blue one...

May 5, 1996

Sometime last year I stood in my living room, watching a neighbor of mine cut his lawn. It was a typically hot and sunny Saturday afternoon. My attention was drawn to him because I wondered why he wasn't inside watching the baseball game...

April 28, 1996

It is unlikely that Jesus ever worked for gainful employment as a shepherd. Tradition (not scripture) tells us that he learned his father's trade and worked as a carpenter. He is called "rabbi" or "teacher" in some of the gospel stories...