Nothing Gold Can Stay

By Abigail Smith  •  September 24, 2020

Recently, I took up walking again. After sitting before a computer screen most hours and leaving the house as little as possible for six months, I grabbed my FitBit, laced up my Adidas and reminded my legs of their true purpose. My first jaunts doubled as social time with various friends — chatting ceaselessly as we navigated the sidewalks of my small hometown. This past week, I carved out more time in my schedule and expanded my treks to the backroads of the nature preserve near my home — each..

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Nothing Gold Can Stay

By Abigail Smith  •  September 24, 2020

Recently, I took up walking again. After sitting before a computer screen most hours and leaving the house as little as possible for six months, I grabbed my FitBit,..

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By Rev. Rebecca S. King  •  September 17, 2020

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By Rev. David Long-Higgins  •  August 27, 2020

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By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  August 20, 2020

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By Rev. Al Irby  •  August 14, 2020

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By Rev. Kenneth Daniel  •  August 06, 2020

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Recognizing Grace

By Guest Blogger  •  August 04, 2020

Today's blog post is written by guest blogger, Rev. Nayiri Karjian, General Minister, Living Water Association, Ohio NorthEast UCC. It was originally featured in Living..