Are You Ready For Some Football?

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This is the time of year that I settle down on Sunday afternoons, evenings, and Monday nights to watch contests on the gridiron.  During the Exhibition season, I watch as those college athletes who made it to the NFL learn their new roles.  I also scan the rosters to see which players are returning for… Continue Reading Are You Ready For Some Football?

19 Years

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Last Friday was the anniversary of September 11.  I dedicated a part of the day watching a few shows about the events that unfolded on that tragic morning.  I saw one documentary, 9/11: Escape from the Towers, that was new for me.  Survivors of both towers recounted what it was like to leave their offices… Continue Reading 19 Years

The New Normal

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Wow! Sports are back.  Well, not quite.  Athletes are competing once again, but it isn’t the same.  Tennis and basketball have requested that players restrict their contacts with others and have been placed in a bubble for their matches and games.  All teams in MLB are playing, but the schedule has been shortened to 60… Continue Reading The New Normal

Tour de France

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Usually, I begin my Summer sports season by watching the Tour de France.  It is a very complicated and fascinating race.  Over a span of about 3 weeks, the cyclists travel over 2000 miles throughout most of France.  Sometimes the tour goes through other countries as well.  Because of COVID, this year’s tour was delayed… Continue Reading Tour de France

Chapter and Verse

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The other day, I was watching an ad for Xfinity t. v.  In it, the announcer was describing the features of the voice remote commands.  One can change the channel, find a movie or sporting event by just speaking those words into the mic on the remote.  What I learned from the ad is that… Continue Reading Chapter and Verse

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

Sheltering in Place

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I want to go back in time.  Ten years ago, today, the world turned its attention to Chile, where the main ramp of the San Jose Mine, near Copiapo Chile, collapsed, trapping 33 men 2,300 feet below ground.  Rescue teams responded immediately, and yet it was over two weeks before a probe reached the place… Continue Reading Sheltering in Place

Sowing Seeds Exuberantly

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The 2020 Michigan Conference has now ended.  This is one time we can truly say that “We have never done it this way before.” The theme for this year’s Conference was Sowing Seeds: Rooting, Tending and Reaping. The Bishop lifted up a very inspirational message during opening worship.  If you can, please share the Bishop’s… Continue Reading Sowing Seeds Exuberantly

Making a Difference

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Matthew 25: 31-46 is one of my favorite Gospel passages. When I was considering a life in ministry, it was this passage that helped me say yes to the call God placed on my life. My Aunt Clairette was an awesome woman.  She became a minister in the early 1960s, and served as the Associate… Continue Reading Making a Difference

God Still Moves

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I am an avid student of film. The stories told through cinema express the creative message of actors, writers and directors.  I have classic favorites like Bringing Up Baby with Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant.  Several Hitchcock movies are also at the top of my list:  Rebecca, The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes among… Continue Reading God Still Moves