Stay the course

Trappist monk Thomas Merton, who spent more than twenty-five years of his life in a Kentucky monastery, writing and teaching.  Merton struggled to discover God’s will.  He captures his struggle…

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Good Night

As we end another week and prepare to begin a new one, I wanted to share this prayer by E. Lee Phillips with you: This week we may be givenchallenges…

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And on it goes

I thought it was just me, this feeling of being disconnected. I have spoken and emailed with a number of people in the last several days and that sentiment seems…

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July 4th

Today our nation commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776), which declared the original colonies to be free from British rule.  Sadly, in truth, it was…

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The C word

One of my favorite hymns is The Church of Christ, in Every Age (ELW 729). The hymn addresses the need for change and the mission before us. "The church of Christ…

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Happy Green Day

Perhaps you've received an announcement of some kind indicating that Montgomery County is now in the Green Phase. I was told some emails even say "Happy Green Day."  I am glad…

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