Easter is Coming

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We are about to relive the most anguishing moments in our Savior’s life.  Maundy Thursday is still the night that I wish hadn’t occurred.  The celebration of that particular Seder meal had to be bittersweet for Jesus and the disciples.  This is the night that Hebrews celebrated each year, commemorating the promise that God made… Continue Reading Easter is Coming

Six Degrees

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This is one of those theories that defy explanation.  Like many people in the latter part of the 20th century, I played a game version of the idea known as Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.  My friends and I would try to connect other actors to this very prolific star.  I believe the game could… Continue Reading Six Degrees

More Puzzle Pieces

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The first time I came to Grand Rapids was nearly twenty years ago.  At the time I was on the faculty at Wayne State University Medical School.  I was taking Hebrew so I could read some of the Old Testament verses in their original language.  That’s when I heard about the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit… Continue Reading More Puzzle Pieces

Esperar

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I took Spanish in high school.  I began learning the language in the 8th grade and continued to take it into my senior year in college.  It was actually the second language I learned.  The first was French.  I also know some American Sign Language, a little Japanese, and a few words of Korean.  Back… Continue Reading Esperar

A Few of my Favorite Things

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There are only 16 days until Christmas.  And like so many others, I will celebrate our Savior’s birth very differently this year.  A few weeks ago, I requested that pastors and faith communities share ideas about how to celebrate this Advent season, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the New Year, in order to post them… Continue Reading A Few of my Favorite Things

I Love to tell the Story

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I am a student of film.  My mom and older sister had their favorite movies and whenever they were aired on television, the entire family would watch them together.  My mom would point out subtle plot lines or camera shots that enhanced the story that was unfolding on the screen.  My sister would usually talk… Continue Reading I Love to tell the Story

When Words Fail

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It has been a little over two weeks since we witnessed the death of George Floyd.  Almost a week ago, his family, leaders of Minneapolis, social activists, and others gathered for the first memorial service celebrating George’s life.  Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a powerful eulogy, honoring George’s life, legacy and the hope that this time… Continue Reading When Words Fail

Seated at the Table

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I have a shelf in one bookcase which is full of cookbooks.  Gourmet dishes, Pampered Chef recipes, a Superbowl Party smorgasbord and of course an ancient Betty Crocker tome.  Favorite dishes and desserts are easy to find.  Classics like chocolate chip cookies and snickerdoodles are stained and careworn from repeated use.  I’ve only prepared dishes… Continue Reading Seated at the Table

How Can I Help?

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It’s snowing as I write this Corner.  Mid-April and it’s still snowing.  In some ways we have had a very mild winter with few snowfalls over a few inches.  I acknowledge that the 70 degrees of last week was only a promise of what is to come.  And in some ways, this cold spell helps… Continue Reading How Can I Help?

A Time To Laugh, A Time To Mourn, A Time to Laugh

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Sunday was a day of celebration as many churches throughout the District and Conference found innovative ways to commemorate Palm Sunday.  Although we were unable to gather in our places of worship to wave palms and shout loud hosannas, I still felt the excitement that this Holy Day brings.  I have had the honor of… Continue Reading A Time To Laugh, A Time To Mourn, A Time to Laugh