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28 Nov Growing Faith at Home

Christmas - just say the word and we all have different reactions. So often we race through December, checking the boxes and frantically trying get it all done. (I love to say that perfection is the enemy of done!) I love to SAY it. Putting...

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22 Nov Grateful~Thankful~Blessed

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Lord Most High. Psalm 9:1-2 One of the most common answers to the question about...

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15 Nov Politics & Relationships

In the aftermath of the midterm elections, I was speaking recently with a member of my extended family.   As with many families, mine is “split.” My relatives and I share blood and histories and memories, recipes, holiday meals and inside jokes.  But we do not...

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08 Nov The Gift of Redemption

This past weekend I was invited to attend Shabbat at a local synagogue as the guest of one of the members.  It was the first Shabbat since the tragic events in Pittsburgh the previous Saturday, and it was a privilege to show my support for...

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31 Oct Have we reached the bottom yet?

Last week was a low point in American life. Thirteen homemade pipe bombs mailed to prominent U.S. citizens, all mercifully intercepted before they could achieve the carnage for which they were intended. Then Saturday morning, another mass shooting, this time at a Jewish synagogue, and before...

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18 Oct Random Acts of Kindness

Last week I was RAK’D, and it made quite an impression on me.  Not familiar with being a RAK recipient?  Let me explain…. Last month my family did a three-way car swap.  As part of the intra-family horse-trading, my mother and brother drove a vehicle from...

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13 Oct A Profound Promise

Have you ever been overwhelmed by a task before you?  Have you ever felt certain you lacked the skills to do the job you’ve been given?  Have you ever left a role you felt capable of for an unknown and uncomfortable future?  Have you ever...

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13 Oct Be the Kingdom Sunday

Tomorrow we will live out our faith by worshiping through serving our community.  Twice a year, Calvary gathers at our normal time and place, Sunday, 10:00 a.m., for “Be the Kingdom Sunday.”  We show up in jeans and tennis shoes, wearing Presbyterian-blue Calvary t-shirts. After...

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26 Sep Mental Health and Wholeness for All

No matter how or when it happens, the news of someone taking his or her own life is shocking and horrifying.  As a society, we have made important strides in mental health education and treatment, but suicide remains greatly stigmatized and misunderstood.  The recent deaths...

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