Monthly Archives: December 2008

Heart Matters

Over the course of the last 10 years, several books have had a tremendous impact on my throughts and feelings about the ideals that surround (at least, for me) discipleship and the Gospel and Church life. (See related blog posting, … Continue reading

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Coffee Break: A Mini Christmas "Concert"

Enjoyed posting some holiday music favorites (via youtube) on my Facebook last night. Enjoyed it enough that I’d like to share a few with you, here — each with a little commentary. [Maybe it’s time to get a cup of … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Poor in Spirit…

I’m preparing for the “Blue Christmas” service tomorrow night. (I’m on an internal campaign to change the name next year to “A Service for the Longest Nights,” as others are calling it… or something akin. Frankly, “Blue Christmas” has too … Continue reading

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In Your Mercy, Lord… Hear Our Prayer…

On this Sunday afternoon (post-Council meeting and a decision to adjust the Sunday morning schedule), my heart is very heavy. There are some who left the Council meeting feeling like they lost, feeling left out – hardly the feelings that … Continue reading

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To Thine Own Self Be True!

Among the comments emanating from our recent survey about the Sunday morning schedule was this one: “Please ask Pastor Reiter to stop calling women “dear” when we come to communion. It’s condescending and rude. Why doesn’t the pastor shake hands … Continue reading

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