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April 12, 2018

Greetings of Peace and Joy!

Do you remember the old joke about how to get to Carnegie Hall? The laugh was based on not getting street directions, but rather wise guidance for a budding performer, “Practice, practice, practice!”

March 29, 2018

Maundy Thursday Greetings!

A minister friend of mine is an avid hiker and blogger. A few years ago he used his sabbatical to walk the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) in Spain. One of his blog stories tells of a hiker legend about a climb in the Italian Alps that includes the Stations of the Cross along the trail. The stations represent fourteen points along the way of Jesus from Pilate’s condemnation to the tomb.

March 8, 2018

Grace and Peace to You!

February 7, 2018

Greetings of Peace and Joy!

January 25, 2018

Grace and Peace to you!

Thomas missed it! (John 20:19, 24-29) He missed that first appearance of the resurrected Jesus with the disciples. Who knows what he was up to, but he wasn’t in the room where it happened. Then later, the testimony of his friends was not enough to persuade him that Jesus was alive again. He was not about to believe just on their say-so, and demanded the same opportunity to see Jesus. He even wanted to inspect his wounds.

November 10, 2017
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Grace and Peace to You!

October 18, 2017
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 Grace and Peace to You! 
Two stories: 
On the eve of open-heart surgery a pastor asked his cardiologist, “Doctor, can you fix me?” The physician, not known for bedside manner, replied, “Sure.” Then walked away. 
Following the twelve-hour surgery, the patient asked the doctor, “In light of the blocked arteries that I had when I checked into the hospital, how much blood supply do I now have?” “All you’ll ever need,” replied the terse surgeon. 

September 27, 2017

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Peace and Joy to you! 
Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen led expeditions that were first to discover the magnetic meridian of the North Pole and to discover the South Pole.  On one of his trips he took a homing pigeon with him.  When he had finally reached the top of the world, he opened the bird’s cage and set it free. 

September 13, 2017

 Peace and Joy to you! 
In 1930, a prominent Rabbi in New York fired off a telegram to Albert Einstein.  The rabbi did not mince words:  “Do you believe in God?  Stop.  Answer paid.  50 words.” 
The telegram came in response to a statement the famous scientist had published that noted he always thought of himself as “religious.”  Einstein had written: 

September 2, 2017

College football kicks off this weekend! I was reminded the other week that legendary coach Lou Holtz got his head coaching start at William and Mary. Holtz is famous as a motivator. In the late 1980’s, after turning the Notre Dame program into a perennial powerhouse, Holtz often used false humility to get the team riled up for a game.