January 25, 2019

The poet Mary Oliver died last week, at the age of 83. 

She was winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, with 20 published volumes of poetry and prose. Her work has touched thousands with its simply stated, utterly profound observations on life, the nat...

January 20, 2019

Worry. Worry. Worry. Worry is something we all tend to do... perhaps too much of the time. We know that worrying is useless. We only worry about things that we have zero control over... because that is all we can do about those situations.  If we could do something abo...

January 12, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As Bill Rogers reminded us in last week's blog, it is that time of year that many of us reflect on the events of the prior year and contemplate ambitious resolutions for the year to come. 2018 was full of joys, celebrations, transiti...

January 5, 2019

As we were ringing in the New Year a few days ago, I couldn't help but think of some of the joyful events that occurred during 2018. Of course, for each person and family the tone of last year varied. Some families were blessed with the birth of children and grandchild...

January 1, 2019


This word becomes quite familiar during one's lifetime.   We hear it as soon as we are able to become mobile and continue to hear it throughout our lifetimes.   

I still remember hearing my parents saying no to me numerous times throughout my c...

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