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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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Works for good…

In the letter to the Romans we read “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God…” I cannot hear or read that without thinking of a conversation I have a number of years ago. … Continue reading

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What a PAIN!

How are medicine and the church similar? Neither is all that good at treating pain! Back in the late 90’s when I was a health care chaplain in a skilled nursing facility I was struck by the reluctance of the … Continue reading

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Lost & Found

I grew up in Buffalo, NY 27 miles from Niagara Falls, one of the wonders of the US if not the world. Yet, despite the closeness the only time my family went to Niagara Falls was when we had out … Continue reading

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An apology

I apologize for not posting to the blog for so long.  I had rotator cuff surgery at the end of January and cannot type well or for any length of time. I will resume my musings and meanderings once the … Continue reading

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Marriage and Family values

As a person and as a priest I place very great value on the importance of marriage and family. I have deeply and personally experienced the monumental importance of family support and encouragement, and of the companionship and the bond … Continue reading

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