Cook’s Corner October 1, 2017

“Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice.” I first learned that refrain, probably before I could read, as part of a rousing Vaca on Bible School or Sunday School song. It could be sung as a round…
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Cook’s Corner September 1, 2017

In the last months, the United States has been seen by the world at our worst and at our best. Shootings at baseball practice, marches with Nazi ags and other symbols and language of hate. Fear and evil united to…
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Cook’s Corner August 1, 2017

When the whole church gathers in an event like General Assembly, it is an interesting combination of family reunion, new ideas and experiences, redundancy desperately seeking innovation, inspired teaching, relaxed time sharing memories with ol’ friends and meeting new colleagues…
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Cook’s Corner July 1, 2017

Information comes in so many forms and I nd myself overwhelmed at times. Choosing among print and internet news sources, radio, blogs, podcasts, articles shared by friends and colleagues – who has time to read it all, much less absorb…
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Cook’s Corner June 1, 2017

One of the beauties of spring right now is the trumpet vine. Bright orange blossoms are displaying their beauty along fences, overhanging trellises and more. The fences around my house are covered in them. The other morning, I was watching…
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Cook’s Corner May 1, 2017

This time in the church calendar is such a mixture of highs and lows. Palm Sunday is a great high, then quickly comes the most difficult days, then the amazing day of Resurrection and then fear and wonder and soon,…
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