Woe Is Me

Woe Is Me

“Woe is me! My boss bawled me out. I had a fight with my spouse. I don’t have enough money to pay the bills this month. I don’t feel good. Woe is me!” The perhaps antiquated (and grammatically incorrect) phrase “woe is me” is a way of saying that you are sad or upset...
Playing Doctor

Playing Doctor

It sounds innocent enough. Playing a game of make-believe is typically a good thing, allowing people to use their imaginations. However, even assuming that the “playing doctor” that we’re talking about isn’t the version where young people...
Arise and Walk

Arise and Walk

One day, Jesus is in a house teaching. So many people want to hear what He is saying that the house is packed to capacity. Four men approach the house, carrying a bed with a man who is paralyzed with a palsy. They would like to ask Jesus to heal the man, but they...
House Calls

House Calls

If you’re as old as I am, then you may remember a time when doctors made house calls. That’s right — if you were sick, you could call your doctor and he would come to your house and take care of you there. I remember at least one time (I think I was about...
Who’s Willie Stargell?

Who’s Willie Stargell?

A few years ago, a couple of young men from the Church volunteered their summer to do some outreach in the Pittsburgh area as part of the Youth in Action program. One Saturday, they had a day off from their work, so Brother Tony Ricci and I decided to treat them to a...