Author Archives: David Persons

About David Persons

Retired minister who still writes, speaks some, hikes less, and golfs.

When God Sleeps

“If you had been here, my brother would not have died!”   John 11:32, RSV Anxiety and depression are common diseases in America.  About 7 percent of us, of all ages, suffer depression in our country.  Maybe more since the election … Continue reading

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Conscious Prayer

“As people think in the heart, so are they….”  Proverbs 23:7             Everyone prays, whether they realize it or not.  Healthy people pray, sick people pray, parents pray, children pray, race car drivers pray, atheists pray, and certainly, politicians pray!  … Continue reading

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Eternal Hope in a Hopeless World

Keeping a positive attitude these days may be as difficult as a harsh winter.  Listening to news makes us worry and often feel as fearful as a small child without her parents.  Our country certainly experienced a different kind of … Continue reading

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How Jesus Saves

One of the first expressions I remember in my early church years was, “Jesus Saves.”  There was even a song sung called, “Jesus Saves!” “We have heard the joyful sound: Jesus saves! Jesus saves! Spread the tidings all around: Jesus … Continue reading

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Finding Jesus Again

New studies are revealing a Jesus figure who was lost or “stolen” in later centuries., Continue reading

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The Inability to Decide

“Your function here is only to decide against deciding what you want, in recognition you do not know.”  A Course in Miracles, ch. 14, IV.5   Making decisions can be quite difficult and guilt producing.  Have you ever decided something, … Continue reading

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How Should I Vote??

In another marathon voting season, lasting at least two years, we may wonder who we ought to vote for, who will “save” our country from more of its evils and flaws.  We also might wonder if we could have a … Continue reading

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The Mythological Meaning of Easter

  I attended three seminaries, earned three degrees in religious studies, including an undergraduate degree from a Bible College. Yet not once was I told about earlier books and scriptures similar to those in the Christian Bible. Today such seems … Continue reading

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What About Reincarnation?

A recent Harris Poll revealed about 25% of Americans believe in reincarnation. ( If just Native Americans were polled, most believe it is so. Maybe some of you may or may not when I’m finished! I have reflected on the idea … Continue reading

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Reason for the Season

Reason In The Season Amid the busyness of the holiday season some, feeling a little “Alfie-like” may ask, “What’s it all about?” Was there really a baby born in Bethlehem? Were there really angels singing to shepherds on a hillside?   … Continue reading

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