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Blueprints and Footprints In Our Lives

The Letter From James is only four Bible pages and is a worthy challenge to read and reflect upon during difficult days of pandemic, division, and isolation. The Letter emphasizes the importance of … more

Korean Culture Day

In March 2021, there was horrific shooting spree that killed six Asian Americans in Atlanta. The whole nation was very concerned about what was happening to the Asian American community. People … more

There’s a New Commander-in-Chief

During World War II, Lieutenant General Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright was commander of the Allied Forces in the Philippines. Following a heroic resistance of enemy forces, he was forced to … more

Go To The Ant

I don’t know about you, but during the hot humid days of summer I have been pestered with tiny little ants in my kitchen. The local people call them “sugar ants,” so I try hard to … more

Did They Measure Your Heart?

When Bo Eason was nine years old, he drew a self-portrait on a piece of paper. The stick figure wasn’t impressive, but the caption beneath was eye-catching: “The best safety in the … more

Newness In Our Lives

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another even as I have loved you. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:34-35 These … more

Lifting Up COVID Restrictions

It has been almost six months since I moved to Delaware County and made my new home at the church manse, the white house next door to the church which Walton people call the ‘red brick’ … more

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During the Middle Ages about the time of 1300-1350 there seemed to be turmoil throughout the world. Wars were raging in many principalities of Europe, there were many outbreaks … more

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God Is Always With Us When my grandson was little and first going to church he loved to sit with my sister. He was very inquisitive and asked many questions. One of his favorite questions was … more

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Skate to Where the Puck is Going Wayne Gretsky, world-renowned hockey player, once said, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” His achievements give us a … more

A Brief Story of Jesus

Holy Week.  For Christians it is the most meaningful week of the year. It is filled with teaching about the death of Christ and the glorious rising of Jesus from the tomb. We celebrate … more

Spring 2021

Spring is back again in upstate New York. The long winter is ending and soon flowers will be back and leaves, on the trees, will be green. Spring is so beautiful and of maybe the prettiest of the … more

Saint Patrick’s Story

Legends about Patrick abound; but truth is best served by our seeing two solid qualities in him: He was humble and he was courageous. The determination to accept suffering and success with equal … more

One Glass of Milk

One Glass of Milk A young man was selling goods to help pay his way through school. He had only one coin left that day and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. … more

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I would like to share with you a story about a friend whose talents, gifts, and determination have allowed him to achieve more than others. The determination and single mindedness of this friend, … more

Tiresome, Trying Times?

Are we tired of our trying times? Do we wish we could get on with our lives and go back to normal? Thinking of the times that Job had to get through, he was afflicted with painful sores from the top … more

A Christmas Miracle

It was an ordinary day. But then something happened. A divine interruption. Gabriel, an angel, sent by God, stepped into Mary’s life and spoke to her.  He said she had found favor with … more

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The Advent Season is here! It officially began the day after Thanksgiving. Even if stores begin in July and some people have already finished decorating their homes. For some of us, myself included … more

How Thankful was Thanksgiving?

This year with the COVID virus raging among us, it was difficult to get together with family and friends. To be safe many did not do so. Does this mean that our Thanksgiving was deleted this year? … more

No Failure is Fatal

In the 1991 Super Bowl, the Buffalo Bills faced the New York Giants. The Bills had the ball during the final minute of the game. They reached the Giants’ 29 yard line. The Giants were ahead by … more
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