A Note from Home – April 2018

Not being a lover of math, “Numbers” has never been my favorite book of the Bible. Still, the story of Moses at Meribah peaks my curiosity, because it doesn’t quite add up. The people of Israel have begun their 40th year of wandering in the wilderness. They are...
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A Note from Home – February 2018

Last summer Gayle and I became Mariners. I’m not talking baseball fans. We bought a pair of kayaks with a long, graceful paddle for each of us. We sailed down the Wapsi and the Cedar River and navigated Palo and McBride. Paddling down rain-swollen rivers can be a bit unnerving....
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A Note From Home – January 2018

Standing at the Gates of the New Year Sacred Mystery, waitng on the threshold of this new year, you open the gates and beckon to me: “Come! Come! Be not wary of what awaits you as you enter the unknown terrain, be not doubtful of your ability to grow from its joys and sorrows....
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A Note from Home – December 2017

“In the Advent season, there is always a lot of movement, a lot of “hustle and bustle,” with people traveling to see loved ones, shoppers going out to the stores, revelers heading for the latest holiday party, concert or event. But one movement needs to be remembered above all...
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A Note From Home – November 2017

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 In a certain mountain village in Europe several centuries ago, a nobleman wondered what legacy he should leave to his townspeople. At last he decided to build them a church. No one saw the complete...
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A Note from Home – October 2017

Ever been totally knocked over by something you read? I was reading in Robert Hick’s book, The Masculine Journey, these words: “In ancient cultures, images were personal portraits of the kings that allowed the citizens to know what their ruler looked like” (see Daniel 3:2)…. It...
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A Note From Home – August 2017

A summertime poem for you to ponder… When I am Among the Trees by Mary Oliver When I am among the trees, especially the willows and the honey locust, equally the beech, the oaks and the pines, they give off such hints of gladness. I would almost say that they save me, and daily....
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A NOTE FROM HOME

The month of July brings some exciting opportunities to Lovely Lane!  Our Capital Campaign has been taking large “bites” out of our 55-year-old mortgage.  I think we have a good chance to retire our mortgage by the end of the year as more and more folks accelerate their giving. ...
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A Note from Home – June 2017

– Walter Brueggemann How comfortable is your faith?  When was the last time God touched your heart and moved you to do something challenging and even risky?  If it’s not happening, then maybe the god you’re listening to is not God at all.  I know that I tend to read...
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A Note From Home – May 2017

“Doing Small Things With Great Love” – that is the wise motto of one of my Colleagues in Ministry and a good friend. Although we’d rather be doing “the big stuff’, small things done with great love and an even greater God do not remain small for very long. In Elm...
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