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January 2017

Before the calendar of a year is tossed aside or erased, I often find myself flipping through the pages, remembering. Oh yes, that did happen. And – oh – I had forgotten about….I looked through our congregation’s past year and here are some of the highlights: *Weekly we worship together – this past year we

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November 2016

A few months ago, I tacked a piece of paper on my wall that simply said “I chart”. This wasn’t an attempt to check the ability of eyes, but rather to check the activities of my thoughts and words. To keep me aware of the number of sentences I use that start with the word

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October 2016

Years ago I was taught the phrase, ‘church house’ when referring to the church building. Implying that the ‘church’ was people. The ‘church house’ was the building. Church houses have stories to tell, just like our homes. I think of the cathedrals in Europe who have seen centuries of royalty and peasants offering prayers, the

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September 2016

Whether we are in school or not, we are all touched by the pervasive energy/mania that is known as “Back to School.” All kinds of ‘necessary’ school supplies appear in every store. Entire sections of a store are rearranged to accommodate these items. Khaki pants and skirts for every shape and size fill the racks.

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We live in interesting times…

We live in interesting times. Election campaigns divide us and imaginary creatures, based on animated characters created in 1996 in Japan, bring us together. The language of our politics has always tried to polarize us – calling us to choose sides, selecting one person over and against another, and yet, somehow after the voting is

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Thoughts on Elijah’s story and Our Story

Recently, the news has been filled with people proclaiming God’s presence in strong winds, earthquakes and fires. Because those things are scary and out of control, so God must be there.  Wrong.   The horrific shootings in Orlando had nothing to do with God.  No matter what the shooter allegedly said or what people have

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May 2016: Soul Feast

Park the car, step onto the sidewalk and behold the beginning of a new vision unfolds. New plants, fresh dirt and mulch. The smell of newly watered freshness fills the air. New grasses. Lantana. Small trees gaining new leaves each day. A few more steps forward. A whole new look appears – a carefully crafted

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April 2016: Maybe All is Not Lost

I was listening to Galileo Christian Church’s CD Maybe All is Not Lost. We received this in December as a Christmas gift from Galileo. The description notes say that this album is intended as a worship experience, not a playlist of music. Following their weekly practice of worship, the opening set includes a query, a

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The Power of the Unspoken

I have been a Maggie Smith fan for years – from Jean Brodie in her prime to Professor McGonagall defending Hogwarts to the Dowager on Downton Abbey. She is a definitely a class act. Recently, I saw “The Lady in the Van” her latest film and her character, Miss Shepherd, is about as far removed

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2016 Lenten Journey

In my work with Regional Committee on Ministry, I have seen some amazing things. Great highs in the life of the church and those seeking to serve the church through ordained ministry. And great lows, as at times the church is called to say no to a particular path and encourage other paths in following

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