January 31, 2018

I'm religious not spiritual.

I know that's not the way it's usually said. 

Modern spirituality frequently means looking inward to find peace and personal empowerment. It’s geared toward a higher spirit, but isn’t always connected with organized religion.

I've met people w...

January 24, 2018

Friends at St. Stephen’s:  grace and peace!

The postcard announcing our annual congregational meeting arrived this morning. I regret that I can’t be there.  That’s new for me: budgets and constitutional decisions have never been favorite things to consider when I need s...

January 17, 2018

The fact that there is no beginning and no end is evident to me this month.

Two weeks ago we celebrated the end of one calendar year and the beginning of another. Every new year involves changes: for me it’s trying remember to write the date differently. Budgets end, va...

January 10, 2018

January 15, 2018 we once again commemorate the legendary Civil Rights leader, preacher/pastor, and beloved child of God, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

April 4, 2018 will mark the fifty years since the assassination of this great spiritual leader of our nation.

For a great n...

January 3, 2018

Some facts from the Pew Research Center

  • 99 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas (this number has remained consistent since 2013)

  • 71 percent of Americans claim affiliation with a Christian denomination

  • 23 percent of Americans claim no affiliation with a...

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