February Message

Seeing babies has often prompted me to think, “I wonder what this one will become?” That really small baby who cries a lot – will she become a whiner or a fighter? That ten-pound boy with the coal black hair who isn’t much trouble – will he become the most

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January Message

During the Christmas season, we often talk about trying to “keep the Christmas spirit all year long.”  Yet we never seem to do it for long; perhaps because such constant emotional intensity would be impossible to maintain all year. In our Advent journey through the life of Ebenezer Scrooge, we

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December Message

I recently found a poem which reminds me of the reason Jesus came to earth.   “Let the Stable Still Astonish” Let the stable still astonish: Straw-dirt floor, dull eyes, Dusty flanks of donkeys, oxen; Crumbling, crooked walls; No bed to carry that pain, And then, the child, Rag-wrapped, laid

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September Message

A recent commercial for a newly-released technology pictures a conversation as it would appear on a smart phone; but you soon realize that these people are actually in the same room, talking to each other. The closing thought is that “some things are best said face-to-face.” We do need to

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