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A Night to Remember

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Some years ago, the church where I was serving sponsored a production of the famous opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” We were fortunate to have a Minister of Music who knew the music for the whole opera, and who had played it a few times with an opera group. This […]

Thankful for Reformation!

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This is the year of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The actual anniversary date is October 31st on the eve of All Saints Day. It was on that night in 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg Germany. His 95 theses was essentially a […]

Awe Inspiring

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On Monday, August 21st, I witnessed an awe inspiring celestial event – the Solar Eclipse. We were in Maine that day, and so we took our solar eclipse viewing glasses and beach chairs went to the beach. For a little more than 3 hours, we sat staring up at the sun through our protective glasses. […]

Resistance and Reconciliation

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As part of my summer wanderings, I toured the 16th Street Baptist church in Birmingham Alabama. I know you have heard of this church before, because I spoke of it in last month’s newsletter! It was in 1963, when American white supremacist terrorists bombed that building, and 4 children who were attending Sunday School were […]

Doors

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Today I read an inspirational quote by Flora Whittemore, “The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.” I love this! We live life through opening and closing many doors each and every day – the doors to old friendships and new friendships; the doors to care for someone who needs […]

Grateful Praise

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I think more about our “Creator God” in the springtime. It is hard not to as the season changes from winter to spring and the earth warms, and buds on the trees begin to open, and daffodils in our gardens begin to bloom. Warm days invite us to open our windows, and they call us […]

Resurrections

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Last week I attended the annual Boys and Girls Club of Nashua, Youth of the Year dinner. I attended because, a couple of months earlier, an alumnus had invited me.   He told me they were inducting into the club’s Hall of Fame, the 1977 Junior Bantam Boys Club of Nashua Football team, which placed second […]

December 2016 Message

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful to go to Bethlehem at Christmas? In 1865, a clergyman named Phillips Brooks, did just that when he traveled to the Holy Land. During Christmas week, he and his friends took a horse ride into Bethlehem. He wrote about it in a letter home: “It was only about two hours when […]

October 2016 Message

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I recently attended a Science and Religion seminar and Alumni reunion at my Alma Mater, Andover Newton Theological School. It was the first time I had been back to my seminary in many years. The seminar speakers were excellent, and the reunion speakers – Andover Newton alumni who had significant accomplishments in their ministry careers […]

September 2016 Message

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I bought my house in Milford about four years ago. I liked it for many reasons, one of which was that it was in a growing, family neighborhood. The housing development was actually only about 12 years old then, and there were several dirt roads cut out that would become streets in the future. Some […]