Stand With

By Rev. Kristen Orion  •  June 30, 2022

So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. But Moses’ hands grew weary; so they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held up his hands—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. ~ Exodus 17:10-12 Stand With Faithful to God, Moses led his..

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By Rev. Ruth Fitzgerald  •  February 24, 2022

Life Hymn-list One of the blessings of this pandemic time has been the regular schedule of meetings with the “circle” of folks who participate in writing this blog. We..

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By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  February 17, 2022

Her name was Emma MacDonald. She was a single lady, at that time known as a spinster: a woman dedicated to the training and teaching of piano lessons for young children...

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By Rev. John Gantt  •  February 10, 2022

After five months on the job, I nearly lost it. Because of Palm Sunday. We opened with the grand processional hymn “All Glory, Laud and Honor.” The choir, the children..

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By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  February 03, 2022

My great grandmother would come to visit and stay for a couple of weeks each year. Together with my mother they would play piano duets in the evening after I had been..

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By Eric Johnson  •  January 31, 2022

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An Ordinary Day And Then God Arrived!

By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  January 27, 2022

I had put the job off for several weeks.  Excuses were easy:  I don’t have time now; it’s not really important; no one will notice.  But my compulsive-work-oriented-self..

The Questions A Reader Asks

By Rev. Ruth Fitzgerald  •  January 20, 2022

Illuminating books. We can read that phrase a couple of different ways. Are books, by their contents illuminating? Do they shed new understanding on life’s experiences..

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By Rev. John Gantt  •  January 13, 2022

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Light and Truth

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  January 06, 2022

One year ago this day, January 6, 2021, this blog’s writers were scheduled for a zoom planning meeting at 3:00. As news from the events unfolding in Washington DC began..