“For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13-14   Happy 4th of July! I hope…

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Summer! Now what do we do?   It is the ‘unofficial’ start to summer as I sit down to write this article.  The sun is shining, and the air is hot.  Kids are playing basketball in their driveways and riding bikes up and down the street.  A few little ones are playing with each other in…

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“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1   Happy Spring! We hope this finds you and yours well. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been enjoying the spring weather. Some years it seems we go right from cold, blustery snow and rain to hot, humid…

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Christ is Risen!  Alleluia!!!  It certainly has been a time in the wilderness of Lent this year, hasn’t it?  These 40 days have been like no other in our lifetimes.  As I write this article, we are in the middle of our shutdown of non-essential businesses and strong encouragement to practice social distancing.  The hope…

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March 2020 Monthly Spirit Hunger… That’s the theme for our Lenten Midweek services this year. Hopefully most of us don’t have experience with what it means to be truly  physically hungry, though I imagine we’ve all experienced hunger in some way. In a world where it seems like our cups can be drained quicker than…

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One of the great conveniences that I so enjoy is that of having a Bluetooth connection for my iPhone in my car. It’s not so much for the music streaming capability or GPS (even though I use that a lot being directional challenged) but rather for the opportunity to make some necessary phone calls between…

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“Take care that you do not forget the Lord your God…when you have eaten your fill and have built fine houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks have multiplied…then do not exalt yourself, forgetting the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house…

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‘The angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.’ Luke 2:10-11 Preparing for Christmas           In the basement, behind the furnace, tucked against…

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Change is hard, but it’s a fact of life. Change can be good; change can be bad. Usually it’s somewhere in between. We often grieve when things change. Sometimes we welcome change with joy. Fall is the perfect time of year to think about change. The world is changing around us, it happens every year,…

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Take a Sabbath!   ‘The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath.’ Mark 2:27  Who doesn’t love to celebrate special days?  We love to celebrate birthdays, holidays, important occasions.  Those days are different than other days.  Take   birthdays for instance.  What would childhood be without balloons, candles and plenty of gifts to…

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