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Blue Christmas

  I’ll have a Blue Christmas without you I’ll be so blue just thinking about you Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree Won’t be the same dear, if you’re not here with me And when those blue snowflakes start falling That’s when those blue memories start calling You’ll be doing all right, with […]

Christmas Magic

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, our son-in-law, Mike, introduced us to a magician/illusionist/entertainer by the name of Michael Carbonaro. His T.V. show is called “The Carbonaro Effect”, which is basically a hidden camera he uses to capture the reactions of people as he uses sleight of hand to fool people into thinking they are seeing something […]

God’s Girls

   God’s Girls      Every day there seems to be another sexual harassment, sexual abuse or sexual misconduct allegation coming out against a celebrity or politician.  In the last two months prominent names such as Harry Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, James Toback, Ben Affleck, Mark Halpern, Charlie Rose and Matt Lauer have been accused of […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation It has pleased Almighty God to prolong our national life another year, defending us with His guardian care against unfriendly designs from abroad and vouchsafing to us in His mercy many and signal victories over the enemy, who is of our own household. It […]

“Thank You”

“Thank You”     Every October is “Pastor Appreciation” month. (I don’t know who made that up but I like it!).  Our church has a “tradition” of not observing this in October and waiting until November…or December.  So this year when October came and passed I barely noticed that the congregation did not acknowledge or […]

The Unimagineable

“The Unimaginable”     The last “Reflections” I wrote had to do with the terrorist attack in New York on 10-31-17.  My point was that unfortunately we habituate to tragedy and get use to hearing bad news.  It is a part of our lives and I wanted people to be careful not to let the […]

“10-31”

“10-31” ha·bit·u·ate həˈbiCHəˌwāt/verb Definition: Make or become accustomed or used to something.     There was date that was burned into our collective memory 16 years ago….9-11.  We will never forget that date or that day.  Where we were, what we were doing, the emotions we felt.  We will never forget the shock and utter […]

“World Series”

“World Series”      We have been watching the World Series this week.  For those who don’t know, the World Series is  the annual championship of Major League Baseball.  It is played by teams in North America, not the whole world.  In fact, of the 30 teams in the MLB only one is located in […]

“Goodbye”

“Goodbye”       Carl Frederick Buechner is an American writer, theologian and Presbyterian minister.  He is now  91 years old and has authored over 30 books.  The excerpt below is from his book Whistling In The Dark: A woman with a scarf over her head hoists her six-year-old up onto the first step of the school bus. […]

“Gus”

“Gus”      I was going through a drawer in my office this week and came across this badge that said “Usher – Gus”.  It had at one time, many years ago, belonged to Gus Kindler.  Don’t even ask me why it was there because I have no clue.       Our family attended […]