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August 2010

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The Simple Pleasures of August     August is such a wonderful month.  Even in hectic, overstressed, busy Washington D.C. life slows down a little bit.  The searing heat requires us to slow up a bit.  People being gone on vacation means we can’t get hold of everyone, all the time, instantly.  Government takes a […]

July 2010

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Conversation with a Neighbor On my way to the office one day this week I saw a neighbor walking with his wife. I stopped to say “hello” and our conversation got around to church. He shared some concerns he had about his church and I said to him that the problems he was describing were […]

June 2010

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When It Rains It Pours   Three straight days of nothing but rain and suddenly the flat roof of the church started leaking like a sieve.  A whole deluge of problems suddenly emerged.  The flat portion of the church roof has long outlasted its life expectancy and we were already in the process of raising […]

May 2010

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The Church and Facebook  Facebook is the rapidly expanding and ever popular social networking site.  You can do a lot of cool things on Facebook but the main thing is an activity called “friending” people.  It’s easy to find people on the site that you knew growing up or long ago from the many different […]

April 2010

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Did You Know…What Truly Matters? Recently I got an email that was entitled “Did You Know”. There is actually a series of these emails which introduce a whole host of “Did You Know” items of information, all of which overwhelm the reader with the fast paced, unending, highly significant changes that are taking place around […]

March 2010

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    “Avowed Hedonist” I read an article about the tragic death of a man who lived in Potomac in a recent Washington Post. The headline of the article first caught my attention as the article screamed “Dirk Smiler was the Toastmaster. The Gourmand. The Poet. The Goth King”. (Washington Post, Thursday, February 18, 2010). […]

February 2010

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Sunday morning in America Sometimes I get to observe how an increasing percentage of people spend their Sunday mornings. Sometimes when I am driving to church on an especially nice day I see how many people spend their Sunday mornings. With increasing regularity I think more and more Christians and sad to say even church […]

January 2010

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New Year, New Start “Behold, I make all things new.” (Rev 21:5). There is a powerful scene in the movie “The Passion of the Christ”. In it, Mary is running to her wounded Son who has just fallen for the third time, from the weight of the Cross. There is a flash back to an […]

December 2009

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Download the December AHCC Newsletter Christmas Is Coming, Christmas Is Coming With the approach of the Advent season and the arrival of Christmas just around the corner my mind is already thinking about all the implications of the season for the church. We have to have everything in place and ready to go by the […]

November 2009

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The Joy of Compliments… I just recently participated in my 45th High School Class Reunion. Since I have worked with the Reunion Planning Committee for many years now I have experienced firsthand the hard work that goes into planning a reunion and the anxiety that comes to the planners at the end of the process. […]