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What Did You Gain?

Six days a week at 6:50am the chapel bell rings. Sometimes I roll over and groan, especially if I’ve been up late working on something. I am not naturally an early riser, nor am I used to the practice of … Continue reading

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8 Minutes and 46 Seconds

Time is funny, isn’t it.8 minutes and 46 seconds.About the length of time between commercials on your favorite TV show.About the length of time it takes to get in your car and drive to the grocery store.Or the hardware store.8 … Continue reading

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Fighting Spiritual Numbness

There was a moment last week where I just broke down. No more “holding it together,” no stoic single tear rolling down my cheek as I read the news—just a full-on, ugly cry. It all just feels like too much. … Continue reading

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Unfolding Time

Let me just say this – I see a lot of bird butts.  I would like to see more, of the bird, that is, but I am an amateur, and by the time I get my binoculars on an active … Continue reading

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On black holes and empty tombs

For science nerds like myself (because just being a church nerd isn’t nerdy enough…), one of the most mind-blowing news items from last year was the first image taken of a black hole.  The subject of the portrait was the … Continue reading

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A Voice on the Bare Heights Is Heard

Sunday, I sat in my living room, a late afternoon sunbeam warming me as I sat crossways in an overstuffed chair, my back leaning against one arm, my legs draped over the other; on the telephone. Again. This time my … Continue reading

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Mr. Ganz

I note the obvious differences / between each sort and type / but we are more alike, my friends / than we are unalike. – Maya Angelou …you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with … Continue reading

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Appreciating Our Mentors in Faith

With Lent right around the corner and, according to Punxsutawney Phil, spring trying to arrive soon, I began to think about key influencers in my faith. You probably can identify one or two of yours right away.  Pause for a … Continue reading

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So, what does a Moderator do, anyway?

Congratulations! What does a Moderator do, anyway? On January 28th I was installed as the Moderator of the Presbytery of the Hudson River, a presbytery of seventy-nine churches throughout eight counties of New York State. Friends who are not Presbyterian … Continue reading

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Rank Order

I don’t know what made me begin thinking about this.Maybe it was something I saw on my social media feed.Something I skimmed over.Barely saw.But somehow it got stuck somewhere in the recesses of my mind.Until today.When it became unstuck.And pushed … Continue reading

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