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Up, Up, and Away!

November 30, 2011

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We have all had the experience, and it’s not a pleasant one. A toy balloon filled with helium, purchased perhaps at a circus, is accidently released and rises, faster and faster, into the sky until it disappears from sight.  Most of us have stood by a tearful child and watched helplessly as the tiny globe […]

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Don’t Go Down With the Ship!

November 15, 2011

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They called it unsinkable, which, in nautical terms, is about like telling a pitcher that he has a no-hitter going! The Third Reich battleship Bismark was, at any rate, a vessel to inspire confidence in its crew and despair in its enemies.  It displaced 45,000 tons, and eight 15-inch guns bristled above stout armor platting.  […]

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Play it again!

November 4, 2011

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Have you ever heard of Elmer Booze?  And you call yourself a music lover!  He has shared the concert stage with such noted pianist as Aaron Copeland, Rudolph Serkin and Bella Davidovich.  A regular at concerts at the National Gallery of Art and the Kennedy Center– and even the White House, Elmer holds degrees in […]

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Tick-Tock

October 25, 2011

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I stopped and read J. M. Barrie’s book, Peter Pan.  I know, you thought that I only read those stuffy theology books; everyone needs a break now and then!  Anyway, you may recall that the arch villain of the story is the pirate, Captain James Hook.  You also may recall that Hook lives in terror […]

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What’s the Big Deal about Sunday School???

July 19, 2011

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Sunday School – This ministry of the Church is under all kinds of attacks these days.  When you look at the numbers (especially within our own denomination), you find that the number of people attending Sunday School continues to decrease.  Many believe that it is a relic of the past and needs to be put […]

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