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George Eliot wrote, “No soul is a desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.” To have a friend is, in a sense, to acknowledge that I am … more

Be a “Net Mender”

In Matthew 4:21-22 we learn that Zebedee was “net mender.” Here is what it says: “Going on from there He (Jesus) saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his … more

Super Soaker Sunday

Each time I write this article for The Reporter, I am excited and happy to share the good news for Walton people. On this coming Sunday, Aug. 7, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., United Presbyterian, First … more


In the good ole summertime, our minds turn to picnics, barbecues, swimming pools, air conditioning and vacations. While you are having “fun in the sun” take time to smell the roses, look … more


I have a very dear friend that, over the years, has become my Spiritual Director. In her early life she was a Sister in an order in France and was trained as a midwife. She had to leave the order to … more

Pray for Fathers

Let us praise those fathers who have striven to balance the demands of work, marriage and children with an honest awareness of both joy and sacrifice. Let us praise those fathers who, lacking a … more

The Holy City

The tallest building in the world is currently the Burj Khalif in Dubai. It is 2,717’ high. That is over one half mile up! By comparison, the Empire State Building in New York City is … more

A Scar and a Story

Dear Beloved, Recently, I read a quote by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy that disagreed with the phrase ‘Time heals all wounds.’ Her point was that when we are wounded, we don’t … more

The dandelion

Despite the winter storm that walloped our area on April 18-19 of this year, spring is finally making a comeback. The grass has gotten green, the leaves are budding out, the birds have all returned … more

Living Hope

In the blink of an eye, we can find ourselves with failing health, few resources or crushed hopes and dreams, especially in today’s world with all of its turmoil. As long as we look to … more


There is a saying in Delaware County that states that there are two stones for every shovel. If anyone has dug in the county you know that might be an understatement! Stones are frequently … more

Pastor’s Pen

When you hear the word “servant,” what flashes through your mind? I often think of my aunt who lived in the south and she had a “servant” or household maid. Do you think of a … more
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