The Season Of Advent

The Season Of Advent

In our rush to celebrate Christmas, we tend to forget that there is another season that falls between Thanksgiving and Dec. 25; it is the season of Advent. The Season of Advent is all about waiting and preparing for the arrival of Jesus. Honestly, we really don’t like...
MEMORIAL GARDEN DEDICATION

MEMORIAL GARDEN DEDICATION

It is believed that the first cases of influenza hit New York City in August of 1918. Many cities throughout our country had slowed to a near halt. Schools had no choice but to close. Countless church services were disallowed. Even the federal government reduced its...

Jesus said to his disciples, “I am the vine, you are the branches.  Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5, NRSV).   Take a moment right now to meditate on Jesus’ words.  Think about what he is...
A Happy and Worry-Free New Year

A Happy and Worry-Free New Year

The late Corrie Ten Boom, the Dutch Christian Holocaust survivor, once said, “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” Anxiety is an indubitable part of our lives. When we are anxious we often become so preoccupied with what may...
Some Rules for Christmas

Some Rules for Christmas

Without question, this is my favorite time of the year. New lights appear in the darkness. They were not there before. We see them wrapped around shrubs and trees, department stores, schools, churches and even our homes. These new lights evoke a spirit of expectation...

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