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June 2011

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Unintended Messages We all know the importance of being careful what we say around our kids and grandkids, not to mention each other. One of the most frequent messages I give my grandchildren is “Keep your hands off my walls”. I’m adament about it. I can’t afford to have the walls repainted and kids just […]

July 2011

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Loose Connections… I shared with the Board recently how some of the sociological changes that are taking place all across our country are impacting the church and other organizations throughout our communities and how we have to be aware of those changes and deal with them. Gallup polls reveal that while religious participation is on […]

May 2011

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The miracle of new life in the world of nature always brings joy. Whether it’s a duck being hatched or a pony coming into the world or any animal emerging into the cold hard world it’s always a thing of joy for me to contemplate and share in. We live in such a busy and […]

April 2011

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Going to Church Makes a Difference No doubt about it; church is good for us, in more ways than one. Research (American Sociological Review, Dec 2010) shows that people who attend religious services together on a regular basis and build friendships within their congregation indicate higher levels of satisfaction with their lives. Strength of religious […]

March 2011

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Wind and Kites… March is the windy month. I have so many great memories of going out with the children when they were young and trying to fly a kite. Kite flying is a lot harder than it sounds. Either the wind is blowing so strong you can’t hold or control the kite or it […]

February 2011

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Love… “May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.” I Thess 3:12 February is the month of love. Valentine’s Day is the hallmark of the month in some ways. Who among us doesn’t remember getting all those little valentines when we […]

January 2011

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New Year, New Start A Clean Slate For 2011 … This is the first newsletter of 2011 for our church. The slate is clean. No Sundays missed. No Offerings passed by without me participating. No lack of love on my part. No promises made by me but not kept. No failures to give back to […]

November 2010

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Memories of Special People As November begins to come closer I think of one of my favorite Sundays of the church year, All Saint’s Sunday. All Saints Sunday is an idea I “borrowed” from the Episcopal Church and I think improved upon it as I adapted it our worship. It’s a beautiful and touching ceremony […]

October 2010

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Tea   While walking through the mall recently (that’s a rare activity for me, in and of itself) Mary and I walked passed a little shop that specialized in tea.  I stopped to look in (having been a tea drinker from way back) and decided to have a free sample of the flavor of the […]

September 2010

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Quotes “A genuine leader doesn’t reflect consensus, he molds consensus.” (Martin Luther King Jr.) “Never preach your doubts; men have enough of their own”. (Unknown) “Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser” (Leo Durocher) If you go to my Facebook Page (I’m the only Maryland Bob on Facebook) you will see […]