November 2, 2019

I knew I had made the right decision regarding having Pastor

Steve Cianci take the lead at our newly created church. This was once again confirmed in my mind when he gave a tithing and sacrificial giving sermon that was the best I’d ever heard.

Still, when I met a new,...

October 27, 2019

Sometimes, out of the blue, God gives us encouragement.

One week, got an inbox full of endorsements based on this email from the Medical Director where I serve as a Hospice Chaplain:

"I want to take this opportunity to give thanks for the wonderful man in all our live...

October 19, 2019

I recently had a 94-year-old woman propose that I dump my

wife and marry her. She said she liked my face. Despite the fact that this was driven at least in part by her senility, I couldn’t help but feel a little spark of pride.

I quickly texted my wife and told her she...

October 12, 2019

Karen and I recently returned to an “old stomping ground” in

Mt. Pocono, PA. Our families were involved in what we now see as a cult group that owned property near the Mr. Pocono airport. We met there annually for our attempt at keeping the Feast of Tabernacles from Lev...

September 28, 2019

Jim was dying.

Oh, we didn't know when, but it was clear that his illness was terminal and he didn't have long. As such, his son Jim Jr. wanted to make peace. There was a long list of hurts to review and no easy path to reconciliation. Still, the two were making good gr...

September 21, 2019

I grew-up in pseudo-Messianic Jewish organization. Actually,

it was more of a Christian cult group that tried to keep the Law of Moses and then add the teachings of Christ on top of that. It didn’t work well and eventually, the founder passed away and the doctrines were...

September 14, 2019

I visited a wonderful dementia patient this week. She 

has been minimally responsive for several months now, but I think we found a key to connect. She loves to sing. This week, we joined hands and sang everything from "You Are My Sunshine" to Sinatra tunes.

After e...

September 7, 2019

We were camping in Rhode Island when the Brake System

warning light came on in my truck. I put in some brake fluid and the light went off. So, I knew I had a leak, but assumed all was now well. We hitched-up the trailer and drove an hour and a half to get home.  

I left...

August 17, 2019

Karen and I have a strange dream—we want to be homeless.

Well, at least sort-of homeless. We want to sell our home when we retire, buy a larger Camper and live in it full time. We want to downsize, simplify, and serve. 

We talk of this and pray for this as if it meant a...

I recently visited the Old First Congregational Church in Bennington, VT. My wife’s relatives

helped start this church during the Great Awakening under Jonathan Edwards. It was surreal. I got tears in my eyes when we started the worship and sang hymns, some of which th...

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