Archive for June, 2013

  • Without Excuse

    June 24, 2013
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    Did you see the super moon this week?  I set up my tripod to capture a few pictures.  As dazzling as the moon appeared, it is just a speck compared to the rest of the universe.  Since 1990, the year the Hubble telescope was carried into orbit by the space shuttle, humans have been able to peer deeper into the vast expanse of the universe and see what no one before us has ever seen.   Astronomers are now certain that the visible universe contains around 100 billion galaxies and each one of those galaxies contains around 100 billion stars.  [...]

  • Father’s Day

    June 16, 2013
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    When you hear the word, “father”, what sort of emotions surface?   Did you even have a dad?  If so, were you close to him?  Did you feel protected, secure and loved by him?  Each one of you has a unique experience.   For some, this day set aside to honor fathers is very painful.  You bear the scars of neglect and suffer from a sense of abandonment.  For others, the day obligates you to buy a card and try to write something meaningful.  Your dad was there, but not very present, sort of like the deist’s view of God.  He [...]

  • Grace and Peace

    June 5, 2013
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    “Peace” was the favorite word and symbol of the 60’s, a decade that knew little peace.  It is still the highest hope of the human heart and while there is constant talk about peace and seeming endless negotiations, there is still no more peace in the world.   Have you noticed how often the Apostle Paul uses “peace” in the greeting of his letters?  To the Romans he wrote, “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.”  Old Testament Jews greeted one another the same way they do today: Shalom Aleichem, “Peace be [...]