Monthly Archives: March 2009

magical moment

Spring is bursting everywhere we turn; the most stunning shades of green appear overnight as if by magic. The tree outside my office window is pregnant with possibility, but will not be rushed. Already by morning, however, the magic moment … Continue reading

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ode to the moment

Once upon a time I knew what where I was going. A friend pointed out that I see life in a linear trajectory and God help whoever doesn’t fall into line. My dad retired at age 52 and my plan … Continue reading

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church welcome

“No matter where you are in life’s journey, you are welcome here!” This motto of the United Church of Christ has inspired our congregation and offered definition to our instinctive values. We list our isms and hang our ribbons and … Continue reading

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stone soup and capital campaigns

Years ago when I was a seminarian, my church tried to reach for a building program and got scared. The pastor subsequently moved to a new ministry and the interim (also a seminary student) quickly assessed the situation and determined … Continue reading

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