Tag Archives: Hudson River Presbyery

Look and Consider

“Look at the birds of the air… Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow…” – Matt. 6:25ff Jesus suggests that to understand how God cares for us we should be mindful of the earth and observe its creatures. … Continue reading

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Fine People

I agree with President Trump. There probably were fine people at the rally in Charlottesville. That is… If you define fine as people who get up each day and go to work and do their jobs. If you define fine … Continue reading

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Abundance

“I came that they might have life and have it abundantly…” John 10:10 “You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories.” Garrison Keillor This summer, for the first time, I planted tomatoes.  It is odd that … Continue reading

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Oh, Say Can You See…

Independence Day is upon us, an appropriate time to wade into a topic which can prove contentious for many congregations – national flags in sanctuary spaces.  If your worship space contains a national flag, I would urge you to use … Continue reading

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May It Be So

It has been a hard week.  Early Easter morning my uncle died.  At almost 90, his death was not a tragedy; but we will miss him deeply.  And then came news of the death of a friend’s teen aged son. … Continue reading

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The Weakness of God

As we moved from Maundy Thursday to Good Friday to the silence of Saturday, I found myself dreading Easter.  I was not ready to rejoice as news of the bombing of Afghanistan continued in the headlines.  I didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Giving Up Lent for Lent

“No act of virtue can be great if it is not followed by advantage for others. So, no matter how much time you spend fasting, no matter how much you sleep on a hard floor and eat ashes and sigh … Continue reading

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