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April 2012

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What Are Your Expectations What do you expect? Perhaps you’ve used that phrase a time or two in your own life. We all have expectations. We have expectations of other people, organizations to which we belong, groups that we associate with, teams that we join, jobs that we do, careers that pursue, people who do […]

March 2012

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Gave You All I Had… I guess we’ve all felt like the words from the song “Grenade” at one time or another in our lives.  The song is by Bruno Mars and it begins with “Easy come easy go that’s just how you live, Oh take, take, take it all but you never give.  Should’ve […]

January 2012

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  Looking Back As We Look Forward Columnist David Brooks stumbled onto a collection of autobiographies written by the Yale class of 1942 for its 50th class reunion.  He said that the most common lament in the stories came from those who worked for the same company all their lives and now realized that their […]

February 2012

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An Invitation to Open and to Share with Others. I saw something recently which reminded me of three of the most important aspects of being a faithful church. “Find a place to belong, grow and serve…” What a home run of an invitation to give to others to come to church and experience. What a […]

December 2011

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“Ghosts Rockers” As I sit in a meeting in the library at Christmount I am looking out through an open window and I see the porch on the outside of the building in which we are meeting. There is a large concrete floor with an awesome A frame wooden overhang. There are eighteen or so […]

November 2011

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Fairy Tale or Someone Too Big For Their Own Britches?   Stephen Hawking, famed cosmologist was gravely ill in 2009.  He was later asked whether during that time he feared death.  His response caused an outcry, as well it should have.  He said “I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when […]

October 2011

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Football Is Back… Fall is here and football is back.  Football is back in every way, shape and form.  From the young people just learning the game to the pros being paid the big bucks our favorite teams are back on the field.  Speaking of being back on the field; “how about those Terps uniforms”.  […]

September 2011

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Changes… Statistics reveal that the typical mid-level college graduate from today can expect to change employers 12 times over the course of their lifetime and change skill sets at least 3 times.  By the time today’s graduates reach 40 they will not be able to rely on the skills they learned in school.  With so […]

August 2011

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Let’s Not Take “Us” For Granted… It’s summer and attendance is down. I understand some of the reasons for lower attendance in summer. Vacations, weekend trips and so on can all play havoc on our worship attendance during the summer. But, truthfully, some of it I don’t understand, or accept. When we miss church because […]

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 […]