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…
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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…
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Random reveries on the violence of this last year

I hear the news.  At first my eyes well with tears, my head drops and my heart aches. I am angry –this is wrong!    I hear the news.   I search Google maps – do I know anyone there?  How many? …
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Hospitality

Hospitality is SHCC’s theme for the month of October. Hospitality at the table, hospitality within our community, hospitality with God’s Spirit and hospitality within ourselves. We begin and end the month with table fellowship in very special ways. October 4…
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Holy Week thoughts

As I write this, facebook is a flutter with comments related to a recent law passed in Indiana alleged to protect religious freedom while be accused of legislating discrimination.  Many major businesses have published concerns about the law.  Probably most…
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9 Seconds Versus a Lifetime

This week the airwaves have resounded with 9 seconds of video.  College students recorded on a cell phone – singing and saying outrageous horrible words.  That 9 seconds of video has forever changed their lives and the university they attended. …
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