Categories: Pastor's Midweek Missive

The Bigger Picture

One of the advantages of the digital audiobook or E-reader is that they cannot have pages disappear on you. I am one of those people who still prefer to feel the book in my hand when I am reading. There is nothing more frustrating than reading a book only to find the last page or […]

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Do You Have Ears to Hear?

How many times have you said the wrong thing at the wrong time and then wish the floor would open up and swallow you as you realize with embarrassment the mistake you have made. Listening again to the almost 20-minute monologue of Michelle Wolf at this year’s Washington Correspondents Dinner I found myself wondering how […]

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Stranger in a Foreign Land

Carolyn and I are almost at the end of our vacation which we both needed after the journey through Lent and the joys of Easter Sunday. The long flight, (22 hours) brought us first to Singapore for a few days then a further two and half hours in the air, and we arrived in Bangkok. […]

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Showing Loyalty

Lower taxes, cheaper gas prices, more investment in schools and education, better transport systems, higher pensions, stricter measures on crime, cleaner environment, more jobs….. We have heard it all before, haven’t we? The words trotted out by those running for elected office, whether President of the United States or some county, city, state or federal […]

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In Who’s Service?

In our Lenten reading set for today we have Matthew bringing a warning about people who claim to speak for God when they are clearly not called by God to do so, what Matthew calls false, or perhaps toady we could say, fake prophets! What does it mean to call Jesus ‘Lord’? On the one […]

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What to Hold Onto and What to Let Go

Do you recall the movie “The Jerk” starring Steve Martin. There is a scene in the movie when Steve Martin’s character is arguing with Bernadette Peter’s character and he threatening to leave. As he goes, he makes the statement that he doesn’t need anything…he is only going to take the ashtray, and then the paddle […]

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Practice What You Preach

George Bradt published an article with Forbes Magazine in April of 2013 entitled, “Practice What You Preach or Pay the Price.” He said, “They won’t believe what you say. They will believe what you do.” He went on to say that even if what you say matches what you do, but doesn’t align with your […]

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