First Day Of Summer

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Summer Soltice. 12:24am EST.The longest day.Sunrise: 5:26am here in Madison, New Jersey.Sunset: 8:32pm.I’m gonna enjoy every minute of it! I don’t set an alarm anymore. I haven’t in years except on the very rare occasion that I need to be somewhere early. I go to sleep when...

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Pause to Pray

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Sometimes it depends on what day it is.Sometimes it depends on which way the wind is blowing.Some days I feel like I’m in a constant state of prayer. And sometimes I go for weeks struggling to get a word out. Sometimes I just forget because I’m too busy checking stuff off my...

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What? A Year Already?

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It’s hard to believe this week is my anniversary as pastor here. Since Sunday was Pentecost, the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the church universal, it makes me sit back and look at the year.       What has the Spirit done with us in a...

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Covfefe

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That’s not a typo. But, I’m sure it started its life as one. And I’m also sure that you’ve been the victim of autocorrect as many times as I have. Or, at the very least hitting “send” way too soon—like when a thought is less than even half-baked. You...

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Meditation

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I can’t wait! I’m just getting ready to head out the door for the Christian Meditation session at Jolie over on Main Street. Julia Erickson, the owner and main leader at Jolie, is our meditative compass and she is fabulous! Don’t misunderstand me. I love our church and I think...

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Super-Duper

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Here we go, random thoughts on a super-duper day in Madison: Sunshine.A fabulous Madison Spring day! In fact, we’re in the season of “fabulous Madison Spring days.” I got in 10 miles on the bike yesterday and it was awesome! We may get some more rain at some point, but who...

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Confirmation Class of 2017

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This week we wrapped up the Confirmation Class of 2017. There’s a grand total of 17 students being confirmed this year in our church. That’s not a typo.        Pretty amazing, eh? We’ve spent the school year most Sundays after church engaging all kinds of...

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How Different?

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       We just finished another round of Beloved Community conversations last week. Lately we’ve been having two identical gatherings a couple days apart to give people a chance to get to one or the other. And usually there are about 35-40 people at each one.  ...

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No Matter What

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     I usually spend Wednesday mornings working on the eNews blast, finalizing the order for our Sunday church experience, and blogging. It’s one of my favorite times of the week! I love to write and some days it all just explodes out of me and other days, not so much. If...

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Routine

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     Back to the grind.     Same ol’ same ol’.     9 to 5.     Work-a-day world.      Pick your favorite cliché.     Easter’s over.      I was talking to a...

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