Countless Currents

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I get up early every day and the first thing I do is sit with God and my coffee.Every day. Without fail. Before anything else. I read The Bible following the Daily Lectionary. I read Richard Rohr. I read Oswald Chambers. I pray the Divine Hours with Phyllis Tickle. I pray for you. Our...

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And So It Goes...

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Way back in the day when we were just out of college, most local TV stations weren’t 24/7. The local NBC affiliate ran local news, Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and Late Night with David Letterman. After Letterman, they either signed off the air or played old TV reruns and then signed...

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Methodists

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Wow, my heart breaks! Our Methodist friends have been struggling for years over inclusion of all God’s children in the church, specifically LGBTQI people. In case you’re not familiar, that stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Questioning, Inquiring. Presbyterians in the...

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Windshield Time

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I had a meeting in Blairstown yesterday and really enjoyed the drive over there. It’s the thing I actually enjoy probably most about off-site meetings or presbytery meetings, or anything that takes me out of town. I love driving around the area and seeing New Jersey. I love the windshield...

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Celebration of Discipline

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cCelebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth is a classic spiritual formation book first written back in 1978 by Richard J. Foster. He covers a lot of territory about what Christian practice is, different disciplines, and how we can use them in our lives every day. Foster has updated...

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Fill 'er Up

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I spent a lot of time this last week reflecting on “Paul’s” 2nd letter to Timothy. It is one of Bill Blank’s favorite passages and he wanted us to share as we celebrated his life on Saturday. It’s one of mine, too. I use Paul in quotes because it’s generally...

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First Man

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I got around to watching the Neil Armstrong biopic this week. Interesting historical profile, but I don’t think we come away knowing much about Neil Armstrong below the surface. The movie plays him as a profoundly introverted person. An “egghead” engineer pilot with nerves of...

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The Big Comma

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Here’s the traditional Apostles’ Creed: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth,And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he...

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Bible

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Hey! Where’s the Bible?Anybody seen the Bible? When was the last time somebody shouted that through your house? I know.Like, “said nobody ever…” This week the Confirmation Class is working through what to do with the Bible. That is, what do we do with it? Is it a love...

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2019

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Here we are 9 days in. I had to go to the doctor this morning and they want new paperwork every year. I’m sure you already know what I did…How many times have you written 2018 so far while you’re putting a date on something? Which poses a whole other question: How many...

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