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Feast and Famine

I’m looking at the calendar and realize it’s time to start planning my Thanksgiving Dinner menu.  Since moving back to the northeast, we’ve been able to host the family dinner at our home on Thanksgiving Friday.   870 more words

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Just Wondering

Knowing that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is investing tens of thousands of dollars and professional staff hours with the “1001 New Worshipping Communities” initiative, I wonder where the funding and intentional staff support exists in helping thousands of small congregations in need of revitalization.    65 more words

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Attitude of Gratitude

I’m so thankful today for our Presbytery. It looks like we will have a wonderful meeting and conference. I love being a Presbyterian and connected to the greater church, as well as my local one.

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Dark and Light

Psalm 78:1-7

Matthew 25:1-13

Well we have made it through week one after the Daylight Savings Time change. I’m not sure about you, but this daylight savings thing always messes me up a little bit. 1,730 more words

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A Literal Problem

Article originally published in the Auburn (NY) Citizen 11/8/14, titled “Westminster Presbyterian: The Bible Wasn’t Always Taken So Literally”:

In a recent address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Rome, Pope Francis boldly restated the Roman Catholic Church’s position that the Big Bang theory of the origin of the universe, and the origin and diversification of life through evolution, is not incompatible with the Christian faith. 709 more words

Reading the Fine Print (sermon 11/9/14)

Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel; and they presented themselves before God. 2,126 more words

Is our Health Care System Ethically Flawed?

The Supreme Court announced this week that it will hear another case challenging the Affordable Care Act; this time the focus is on the tax credits that many Americans have received in order to afford health care insurance. 1,058 more words

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