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Still We Rise

For the next 50 days we will be in the season of Easter. And you thought Easter was over after we all went home from a fabulous Easter service and had our Easter dinner. No, resurrection is just beginning! It’s … Continue reading

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Friday’s here, but Sunday’s coming!

You don’t have to look far to see the world’s in a mess. A German pilot deliberately brings down a plane into the French alps and kills 150 innocent people due to his depression. Yemen is in shambles due to … Continue reading

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Forgiveness is a process.

During the Lenten season we often think about forgiveness–not only the forgiveness offered to us by God, but also those whom we need to forgive or those who need to forgive us. But anyone who’s been around the block of … Continue reading

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We all need a mulligan.

You may have heard about the man who woke up one day to discover his name printed in the obituary column. All day long people called to offer their sympathy to his family. Finally, in exasperation, the man called the … Continue reading

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The Goal of Lent

Lent is a time of self-discipline and self-denial. We follow Jesus to the cross and Lent reminds us that there is a cross for us to bear as well. Self-denial or cross-bearing isn’t a very hot selling idea.  I keep … Continue reading

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Remember your baptism and be grateful

This Sunday we will have an opportunity to renew our baptismal vows. At a point in the service I will ask those of you who wish to come forward to the baptismal font. There I will place water on your … Continue reading

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 Norman B. Bendroth, his brother There’s a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die…a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear … Continue reading

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Inflatable Christmas

One of the signs that Christmas is approaching that warms my heart like a heat and serve roll are the cheap vinyl inflatable decorations that adorn either side of our house. To our right is a lovely young family who … Continue reading

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Midnight Marathon

In the aftermath of the horror of Marathon Monday week, one “good news” sidebar that has been lost is Midnight Marathon. On the Sunday before the marathon eight hundred plus certifiable “nut jobs” gathered in the center of Hopkinton to … Continue reading

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“You’re Not Special”

Recently, Wellesley (MA) High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr. (the son of famed author by the same name) raised eyebrows at the commencement ceremony when he told students, “you’re not special.” Most commencement speakers throw out accolades to graduates … Continue reading

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