Tag Archives: Karen

Melancholic Melodies

I got out of the car to the strains of deep-throated chimes resonating in the breeze. My mind immediately found the file marked “chimes”, then “gazebo”, and raced to another time in this same space. They were just chimes in … Continue reading

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Transfiguration Transition

Notes from the pulpit at Howland (ME) United Methodist Church … Almighty God, You have created the heavens and the earth and made us in Your own image. Teach us to discern Your hand in all Your works and Your … Continue reading

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Hearts and Flowers

I consider myself a romantic. But there is one holiday I absolutely detest {I would say hate, but that’s a realllly strong word}. You got it. Valentine’s Day. Since I was a wee lad, I endured the trials and tribulations … Continue reading

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Family … Family … Family…

I have been blessed. From my earliest recollection, I have had a wonderfully supportive family — even when I didn’t fully realize it at the time. As I grew, married, settled down {relatively speaking}, and raised children with my wife, … Continue reading

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A Christmas Prayer — 2019

As a Christmas gift, I would like to share a Christmas message. As I’ve doing for the past few years, I “borrowed” some words my wife wrote, which became a staple for Christmas in the Reveille/Between the Lakes. I thought … Continue reading

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Happy, Happy Birthday Sweetheart

Well, Sweetheart, you caught up to me again! Happy, Happy Birthday! Okay, its a few hours early — your birthday is actually tomorrow (Nov. 20) — but Happy, Happy Birthday nonetheless! I was having a hard time figuring out how … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday – Last

Here’s this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt is LAST. The timer is set … so here goes. {clock starts now} Maybe it was returning to New York for more than a long weekend. Maybe it was … Continue reading

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