Monthly Archives: December 2016

Christmas, 1st Sunday after Christmas

January 1, 2017 Letters Home (from a retired pastor to his family, the Church) Dear Friends, I have been thinking of you this morning. I believe we share the experience of trying to hang on to the Christmas spirit in … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2016

Dear Friends, Like most of you, Christmas calls forth a host of memories for me. Many are so intense I feel I am reliving them. At one moment I am in the backseat of the family‚Äôs 1953 Desoto. We are … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Advent 2016

Dear Friends, Some years this season can seem a little gray. The weather and season of the calendar are not responsible for the gray that I am referring to. It has more to do with the way we view the … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Advent 2016

Dear Friends, The last few days I have been thinking about my friends for whom the seasons of Advent and Christmas are difficult times of the year. Their presence in my reflections has brought a story to mind. Several years … Continue reading

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