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Reflections

What Do We Do With 491?

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. (Matthew 18:21-22). People tell me all the time that they take the Bible literally.  But I don’t know too many […]

Now

  Leo Tolstoy is the great Russian novelist best known for his novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina.      Born into a wealthy, aristocratic family Tolstoy had a moral crises in the 1870’s that led to deep spiritual awakening and transformation.  He became an ardent follower of the teachings of Jesus, in particular the […]

It’s Friday…But Sunday’s Comin’

We held our annual Good Friday service earlier this evening.  It is always a very solemn, stark time as we “journey to the cross.”  It is an experiential service with readings, sharing and reflection on different meditations related to the last hours of Jesus’ life.   The meditations include sharing the Lord’s Supper, being with Jesus in the […]

How Much Longer?

A few weeks ago I wrote a Reflection encouraging people to take a moment to see the beauty in all the snow we have been getting.  You know, a “don’t curse the darkness but light a candle instead” type of perspective.  Which is true.  Just take a look at the picture above.   But I think I […]

Praying Prayers

When I was growing up as a Roman Catholic all I really knew were written and memorized prayers.  Rarely did I ever pray extemporaneously.      Then when I became a committed follower of Jesus  and attended an evangelical church all I ever did and saw modeled for me was to pray spontaneously, without any […]

Snowstorms and Cardinals

These recent snowstorms have caused havoc in our area. I am not a big fan of all the trouble that snow causes and the many inconveniences that come as a result of the “state of emergency” that seem to be happening every other week. And it has been a bad few weeks. Fallen trees and power lines, […]

Enough is Enough

Alyssa Alhadeff – 15 years old Scott Beigel – 37 years old Jaime Guttenberg – 14 years old Martin Duque – 14 years old Nicholas Dworet – 17 years old Aaron Feis – 37 years old Chris Hixon -49 years old Luke Hoyer – 15 years old Carol Loughran – 14 years old Gina Mantalto […]

Unpredictable

    I like to look at the weather on my phone for the upcoming week and see where it is trending.  Is it getting warmer?  Is there a chance of snow?  How cold is it going to be when I walk the dog in the morning? But no matter how good the meteorologist are […]

Uncertain

“Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so        Little ones to Hm belong, they are weak but He is strong        Yes, Jesus loves me, Yes, Jesus loves me, Yes Jesus loves me        The Bible tells me so.”     Many people have […]

“I Have A Dream”

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1/15/18   “I Have A Dream” I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago a great American in whose symbolic shadow we stand today signed the Emancipation […]