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A Christmas Prayer — 2017

As a Christmas gift to myself, I again vowed to take Christmas off. No writing. No work. But I did want to share a Christmas message. What to do? Well, as I’ve doing for the past few years, I “borrowed” … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks in 2017

When you look around, you might sense there is less to be thankful about than usual as we approach the close of 2017. It’s a natural feeling. We’re winding down, but there are still too many families separated by war. … Continue reading

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Grace

If you’re thinking this is an “inspirational” post, surprise! It’s not. It’s a restaurant review. Grace. Yes, that’s the name of the restaurant I visited last weekend in Portland, ME. And it’s appropriate since the venue is a circa 1856 … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart

For the 40th plus ninth time, Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart! I can’t think of anything more mushy than anything I’ve said over the years. Yet, in each of the “plus” years, I realize how blessed I was to have you for … Continue reading

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Who Is Jesus?

Following tradition, here are my words from the back side of the pulpit today at Dover-Foxcroft (ME) United Methodist Church. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Can’t Win … Or Can You?

Thought I would share my thoughts from the back side of the pulpit this morning at West Fayette Presbyterian Church.   May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

I was supposed to fill the pulpit at West Fayette Presbyterian next weekend, but when I found out my daughter would be in town from Ohio, I made some quick adjustments and switched pulpit supplies to fill in this week … Continue reading

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