Author Archives: Pat

Worship as an Act of Defiance

Sunday, October 28, 2018   Worship as an Act of Defiance   This morning, going to church seemed like an act of defiance.  And an act of solidarity with my Jewish brothers and sisters whose sacred space was violated by … Continue reading

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Thomas Fitch Kepler Celebrates 60 years of Ministry

Thomas Fitch Kepler: 60 Years as an Ordained Christian Minister   On July 13, 2018, Thomas Fitch Kepler celebrated the day he was ordained to Christian Ministry in the United Presbyterian Church, USA, 60 years ago.  In fact, in 2018 … Continue reading

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Take Time to Pause and Appreciate

Take Time to Pause and Appreciate I have been going through boxes of old files. A tedious job as one of my friends said. A job which, it turns out, has an important life lesson for me. I keep finding … Continue reading

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July 4th 2018

July Fourth 2018 I began to reflect on the Fourth of July yesterday, but family celebrations came first, and now it is July Fifth…now Tenth!  I was, and still am remembering, that in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed. … Continue reading

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Mama Bird

Mama Bird Mama bird and I have a thing going. She has a nest of baby birds in the rafters of our garage. She hangs out in a near-by tree and watches over them. I come out to see how … Continue reading

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The Moon Deserves a Poem

The moon deserves a poem Yet, I can’t find words For its hold on me. I see it rise in the darkening night Appearing as a crescent sliver Changing to a full shining sphere Whose brightness lights up the sky … Continue reading

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God is Many

I don’t usually share posts in poetic form, but that may change. Here is one of my latest reflections. God is Many. Sitting in the silence of the sanctuary, I try to feel God’s presence I focus on the cross … Continue reading

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The Day After Easter

The Day after Easter April 2, 2018   April fool a day late, It is snowing! The weather is out of control. Yesterday, Easter day, was beautiful A very precious time with Jim and family Our special time in church … Continue reading

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Good Friday

It is good Friday again and this year I am having trouble with commemorating Jesus’ death on a cross over two thousand years ago. My mind jumps from thought to thought. Of course a God of love did not sacrifice … Continue reading

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March for Our Lives

Watching young people march to end gun violence in our schools and on our streets brings tears to my eyes. In addition to celebrating their cause, their determination and actions, “not just a moment but a movement,” I am overwhelmed … Continue reading

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