"Transforming Lives Through The Love of Christ"

“Have To” or “Get To?”

Diane Murphy, a member of our congregation, shared this with me last week. It was written by a Board member from United Way. I think it is so well written, very insightful and instructive. Thanks for sharing this Diane. Who knew that two simple words could change one’s mindset, perspective and approach to work and […]

What Did You Expect?

On the news last night the reporter was interviewing a couple from France who said they were not expecting a snow storm on their visit to New York. Really? What did they expect? In the middle of January people are surprised that there is cold and snow in the Northeast…in New York? You must be […]

One

The other day when I went to walk the dog it was 1 degree out…that is ONE as in… ONE. And that wasn’t even including the wind chill factor. It warmed up to 3 degrees a while later. Two days later it was a balmy 9 degrees, eventually hitting the low twenties by mid afternoon. […]

Sandy

This is a plant we call Sandy. The reason is that this plant was outside on our porch in Lavallette, New Jersey, when Hurricane Sandy hit. Although there was damage all around, the plant was still in tact. (It has always had a slight lean to it!). After the storm we brought the plant inside […]

Coming Out

On Christmas Eve I came out of the closet…not THAT closet. I confessed to our congregation that Susan and I have been watching the PBS hit series Downton Abbey. Downton Abbey is a series set in early 1900’s England. It centers around the royal Crawley family and their servants in the fictional Yorkshire country estate […]

Living Christmas

I wanted to take this time to thank all of you who participated in the Spectrum For Living Giving Tree Project. Spectrum For Living is a non-profit organization that helps people with Developmental Disabilities achieve their maximum potential. The North Haledeon Adult Training Center has been located in our church building for over twenty years. […]

Recharging

We saw this sign at Newark Airport a few months ago. “Recharge Here”….(I know it looks like “Recharge Herb”, but thats just the glare!) It was an outlet station for those people who needed to recharge their phones, laptops, notebooks and other electronic gadgets. There were multiple outlets that people just plugged into and allowed […]

Five Dollars

I had a bit of a dilemma the other day. I was walking the dog when I looked down and saw a $5 bill. Now, understand, I never find anything of much worth. If anything I mostly find pennies…and I pick those up. Actually, I use to not pick them up until Susan told me […]

What Can You Control?

One year ago we were hit with what many describe as a once in a lifetime storm, Super Storm Sandy. I hope they are right, whoever “they” are. But I don’t know if they are correct or not. Nobody does. Its just a way to try to alleviate fears and to instill hope. But the […]

The Sound Of Answered Prayer

We had a wonderful weekend during our church retreat at the Taconic Retreat and Conference Center in Milan, New York. I can tell you about all the great fellowship and sharing, the great music and singing. I can tell you about the picturesque autumn scenery and the great fall weather. I love it every year […]