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Pastor's Reflection - 9/29/17

Published: Sep 29, 2017 | Last modified: Sep 29, 2017
The first annual (we hope!) R.I.S.E. Sunday is happening in just a few more days, and what a great day it will be! I just know that we are going to make a tremendous difference in the lives of many - through the Rise Against Hunger event, the making of sleeping bags for local...

Pastor's Reflection - 9/21/17

Published: Sep 21, 2017 | Last modified: Sep 21, 2017
It's been a good week of vacation. The weather has been just about perfect - sunny every day, not too hot, not too cool. Loved the pool & lazy river. Saw some fun shows - Cirque du Soleil was great as usual, but the best show of all this year was a surprise - I discovered I really...

Pastor's Reflection - 9/15/17

Published: Sep 15, 2017 | Last modified: Sep 15, 2017
I have a preference when it comes to airlines, and some of you might be able to guess which one it is. I am on vacation this week, you see. In fact, I am writing this little memoir to help me pass the time on my flight. According to my calculations, this is my 11th annual trip to my fr...

Pastor's Reflection - 9/7/17

Published: Sep 7, 2017 | Last modified: Sep 7, 2017
I started monitoring the path of Hurricane Irma early last week. My daughter & son-in-law, you see, had booked a 5-night cruise out of Fort Lauderdale on Labor Day, and one day last week she called and said, "MOM!! I just KNEW it! There's a hurricane brewing in the Atla...

Pastor's Reflection - 8/31/17

Published: Aug 31, 2017 | Last modified: Aug 31, 2017
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who so generously volunteered their time for what we had hoped and prayed would be a wonderful event this past Thursday evening. Unfortunately, due to technical issues that were unable to be resolved after many hours of trying, Kathy Troc...

Pastor's Reflection - 8/24/17

Published: Aug 24, 2017 | Last modified: Aug 24, 2017
Yes, I procrastinated. In fact, even worse than that, I had no particular interest in finding out the details of the upcoming solar eclipse - sure, I'd been hearing about it for weeks, but I truly didn't pay it much mind - not even when someone asked why on earth I was planning to fly ho...

Pastor's Reflection - 8/10/17

Published: Aug 17, 2017 | Last modified: Aug 17, 2017
This past weekend was a rough one for our nation. It was a reminder of the presence of something very dark and disturbing, not just in Charlottesville, Virginia, but throughout our nation. That "something" is the bubbling up of racism, bigotry, intolerance, and hatred. Most...

Pastor's Reflection - 8/10/17

Published: Aug 10, 2017 | Last modified: Aug 10, 2017
I had intended to write about something entirely different, but that subject ended up being trumped by my afternoon of computer woes. It was well over an hour ago that I sat down at my laptop to begin writing. I should have known I was in big trouble the insta...

Pastor's Reflection - 7/20/17

Published: Jul 20, 2017 | Last modified: Jul 20, 2017
I sincerely hope that none of you have occasion to stop over at the parsonage this week, because if you do, you are very likely to hear an unusual amount of noise, and perhaps even see a fair amount of chaos. I'm actually writing this on Saturday because I'm trying to get as ...

Pastor's Reflection - 7/13/17

Published: Jul 13, 2017 | Last modified: Jul 13, 2017
Ever since my first two not-so-great experiences while visiting Williamsburg, Virginia, I can't say I was overly excited about the prospect of spending a week there at the end of June. Here's the history. A long, long time ago, I remember being in Williamsburg...
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