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Take a Hike!

Many of you in the Presbytery know I love to hike. From early spring through the fall I often spend my entire Sabbath day hiking or climbing; and on my blog I detail many of the hikes I’ve taken and … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage and Vacation

Happy Fourth of July – the beginning of summer, and for many, the beginning of summer vacation. The Thursday morning adult education class at the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown has been studying Christianity and World Religions using a book … Continue reading

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Hope, Frustration, and A Way Forward: A Tale of Two General Assemblies

There are actually far more than two General Assemblies, if we wanted to be subjective about it. And ironically, two of the “breakaway” Presbyterian Churches held their GA’s this same past week. But the two I compare are the Assembly … Continue reading

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We Live, We Die, Yet Death Does Not End It

“First cry, cry, cry your heart out, it is love, it is the only way…” -Ted Rosenthal  “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby There is a … Continue reading

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How the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is like a Giant Domino

Find out how the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is like a GIANT domino, learn about their history, and be inspired to make a dent yourself. After all,”I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”  Philippians 4:13 Bryan Bardin … Continue reading

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An Ambivalent Lenten Journey

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Growing up northeast Presbyterian, I don’t think I ever “celebrated” Ash Wednesday. I’m not sure our church even “celebrated” Lent – but then again, I wasn’t always paying very … Continue reading

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A Companion Called Loneliness

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day; a day to celebrate love, and happiness, romance, and marriage. But, hijacked by Hallmark and overdone with expectations, many people (both single and married) find it one of the hardest holidays of the year, a day … Continue reading

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