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George Washington and God

We are living in an increasingly polarized society.  Many observers speak of a great cultural war amidst which we are living.  Some say that we are a secular society and others that we are a Christian nation.  Both are right and wrong at the same time.

Choreography and Christ

I have just watched Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in the 1957 MGM film, Silk Stockings.  I could not get enough of the dancing sequences featuring the two leads.  I was so captivated that I replayed them ad infinitum but definitely not ad nauseum!

The Sounds and Sights of Summer

Ocean waves, bright sun and white sand mark your horizons at the Shore for Memorial Day weekend.  Fireworks and sizzling grills fill your senses as you commemorate the Fourth of July.  Children, whether laughing or sulking and always demanding and joyful, preoccupy your life if you are a house Mom.

Profiles in Persecution

Do you realize that there are only fifteen (15) church buildings in Vietnam that have official sanction?  All other gatherings of Christians are, when push comes to shove, illegal.  Can you and I who live in the atmosphere of religious freedom, grasp this?

Christ in Colorado

Christ in Colorado

I love traveling, but hate flying!  It is, in theory and in anticipation, a pleasant thing to board an aircraft (only if it’s big) and be hoisted aloft, hurled across and deposited elsewhere on the planet for the express purpose of personal pleasure.

How to Hear What God Has to Say

 It is probably true to say that I am getting lazy.  It has been a long year and it is not even half done.  The themes that I offer in this space are not original to me.  I am extracting it from another source, though many of the attending thoughts are mine. 

War and Peace

 There is a park bench near the corner of 3rd and Walnut in Independence Park in Old City Philadelphia.  It is right by the garden that once housed the home of Benjamin Rush, the man who helped to reconcile John Adams and Tom Jefferson.

Of Heaven and Earth

  What is heaven like?  What would we like it to be like?  Will the pleasures we experience in this life be appropriated in the next?  Will it be entirely different, beyond our current capacity to fathom?  Who can know?

Lots of New Faces

We have been seeing a lot of new faces in church on recent Sunday mornings.  It is always a joy.  We love every new face, as each face represents a unique person who has either a love or a desire for God.

Taxation with Representation

I go to H&R Block every year to get my taxes done.  A dear lady there has expertise relating to clergy issues.  I am always satisfied and know that I am in good hands.

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