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What’s with all the pillows?

(This was caught in the drafts for well over a year… time to set it free… Don) Have you noticed that there is an outbreak of pillows? I wonder if global warming has affected the ability of pillows to reproduce … Continue reading

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The Work of Christmas

By Howard Thurman When the song of the angels is stilled When the star in the sky is gone When the kings and princes are home When the shepherds are back with their flock The work of Christmas begins: To … Continue reading

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Stick with Love if You Want Others to Change

Note: This post was written by a friend and mentor, the Rev Dr Rob Voyle of the Clergy Leadership Institute. Stick with Love if You Want Others to Change “I have decided to stick with love because hate is too … Continue reading

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Pentecost 2015

After Easter, as we have heard over the past 6 weeks, the apostles and disciples saw Jesus. Then he left their midst to be with God. And for 10 days they were in the Upper Room, waiting, sharing their fears, … Continue reading

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Not a cold call

For years I marveled that the Gospel of Mark tells us that Jesus came to the Galilee, then walked by someone – got their attention and said “follow me!” And they dropped everything and just did that. Mark says “Immediately … Continue reading

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PREPARE!

We in the church often talk about Advent as a time of preparation. And for most of us the kind of preparation we do tends to be preparing for the celebration of Christmas. Buying gifts, decorating, cleaning the house, wrapping … Continue reading

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Power play?

So what is powerful? Most of us would assume that getting a multi-thousand or multi-million dollar salary gives one power. Being physically fit and muscular is power. Having celebrity and fame at a young age is power! So what is … Continue reading

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SEVENTY SEVEN then POW!

Seven time eleven – SEVENTY SEVEN! As an eight year old elementary school student that was an astounding number. I was also a younger brother with an older sister who reminded me constantly of her superior rank in the family. … Continue reading

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And if I laugh…

“And if I laugh at any mortal thing, ’tis that I may not weep…”. Lord Byron Had you noticed that the Episcopal Church has had some noted comics as members – Robin Williams, Garrison Keillor, and Jonathan Winters are three … Continue reading

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The REAL scandals

In our community there has been a recent public scandal. As it involved a popular public official, overnight it became the subject of newspaper articles, television pieces, and lots of speculation and gossip. Before that, there was another scandal about … Continue reading

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