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Pastor's Reflection - 6/29/17

Published: Jun 29, 2017 | Last modified: Jun 29, 2017
As a child, I remember how exciting it was to turn a year older and to have the occasion marked by cake, candles, singing, gifts, and parties. But to be honest, I've never been all that fond of celebrating my birthday since becoming an adult. Adult birthday celebrations just...

Pastor's Reflection - 6/22/17

Published: Jun 22, 2017 | Last modified: Jun 22, 2017
Sometimes it's worth a try … About a dozen or more years ago, I kept getting repeated episodes of bronchitis, one right after the other. My primary physician said that if it happened one more time, she was sending me to a pulmonologist. I immediately went out and purc...

Pastor's Reflection - 6/15/17

Published: Jun 21, 2017 | Last modified: Jun 21, 2017
One of the hallmarks of our denomination is the idea of "Holy Conferencing." It's the way we make decisions and it's how we operate. We at St. John's are members of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church. Each year, the business of our local chur...

Pastor's Reflection - 6/8/17

Published: Jun 8, 2017 | Last modified: Jun 8, 2017
I'm writing this from North East, MD. Yes, I'm on my yearly planning retreat at Sandy Cove Ministries (which, by the way, I'd highly recommend for anyone looking for a few quiet days overlooking the Chesapeake!). I almost didn't make it this year. There was a h...

Pastor's Reflection - 6/1/17

Published: Jun 1, 2017 | Last modified: Jun 1, 2017
Well, another Memorial Day has come and gone. Of course, it's always a blessing to remember and give thanks for our veterans, those in active military service, and especially those who gave their lives for the cause of freedom. But another reason I love Memorial Day is becau...

Pastor's Reflection - 5/25/17

Published: May 25, 2017 | Last modified: May 25, 2017
A friend came to the front door today and her arms were loaded with boxes. I suppose I must have had a strange look on my face because she quickly blurted out, "I ran into the UPS driver!" WHAT????!!! Did I really order all this stuff???!! I don't even remem...

Pastor's Reflection - 5/18/17

Published: May 18, 2017 | Last modified: May 18, 2017
The term "sick as a dog" took on new meaning over the last couple of weeks when I actually DID have a sick dog. Somehow or another - and maybe it's because I know that animals can't understand - I feel especially "sorry" for a sick animal. Which naturally translated to me wo...

Pastor's Reflection - 5/11/17

Published: May 11, 2017 | Last modified: May 11, 2017
Last week turned out to be a major blast from the past. First there was a 3-hour Cardiology lecture on Wednesday evening, then a full 8-hour day of Geriatric Physical Assessment on Friday, and then a "skills review" class consisting of tubes of all assorted kinds (my nurs...

Pastor's Reflection - 5/4/17

Published: May 4, 2017 | Last modified: May 4, 2017
There isn't very much I don't like about Spring. Aside from the fact that it finally signals the end of the L-O-N-G, dark, cold winter season (you can tell how much I love it), almost everything about the Spring is like heaven - warm weather, Spring flowers, fresh air - what'...

Pastor's Reflection - 4/27/17

Published: Apr 28, 2017 | Last modified: Apr 28, 2017
Last Saturday, I attended a show at my undergrad alma mater, Neumann University. The funny thing is that, for whatever reason, I haven't been back on campus since the day I graduated way back in 1977 (yikes). Of course, I had a general idea that things have changed a lot - I still get...
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