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Firsts & Lasts

By now I should be used to this. Especially since I began this meandering life as a priest in 1970 when I moved from seminary to Albany NY. Move followed move in quick succession for 12 years. Crossing New York … Continue reading

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Living the Impossible

Have you ever been surprised and startled by experiencing something that you never thought was possible? I know I have. Do you recall what it was like living the impossible – wondering if it were real or simply a dream … Continue reading

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Nic(odemus) at Night

If I was to provide a title for the Gospel on Trinity Sunday (Jesus & Nicodemus) I think it would be “Nick at Night.” Nicodemus a leader of Jerusalem came under cover of darkness to see Jesus. He did not … Continue reading

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Good Friday Reflection

There are days when it might be possible to imagine that we are basically good people and that our society is much more humane and compassionate than during the time the Gospels were written. It might even be possible for … Continue reading

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The 10 Commandments & Jesus

Over recent decades we have heard of a number of controversies about the public display of the 10 commandments. Lawsuits were filed and courts have weighed in. Private citizens and public officials applauded the decisions, or have decried them and … Continue reading

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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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