The Sarcasm Font

Posted by Andy Charnstrom on

I’ve noticed, lately, an uptick in the injection of sarcastic remarks into dialogue on serious matters in our country.  Actually, more than an uptick—more like a flood.  How unfortunate!   What is sarcasm?  My online dictionary (via a Google search) defines...

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Sunday Night: Intergenerational Vacation Bible School Day Two

Posted by Lisa Lorentz on

Sunday brings Night Two of our very popular Intergenerational Vacation Bible School and you don't want to miss it! We're looking forward to another fun-filled night of learning and laughing. Just a hint: the snacks we're planning are going to be grrrrrreat and Noah will make another appearance!...

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The Hard News

Posted by Andy Charnstrom on

Just home from a hospital visit with a beloved parishioner.  Early this morning, I felt a nudge, a push—get up and go to the hospital soon.  Off I went. I sat in the quiet room for a half hour.  Quiet prayers.  Thinking about this good man’s life; imagining him...

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Taking in the Spiritual Colors of Fall

Posted by Andy Charnstrom on

Dear Friends:   I've been the primary dog walker in our home the past few days.  Chloe walks in the morning and just after she eats her supper late in the afternoon.  As we "fell back" into Eastern Standard time, we've adjusted, Chloe and I, so that the afternoon walk comes just...

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What Does It Mean To Seek?

Posted by Andy Charnstrom on

Dear Friends:   With the New Year, we have seen the efforts of many to "self-improve."  At the YMCA, for example, the parking lot is crowded, new faces flash on the check-in screen, the steps of the unfamiliar fall on treadmills and, of course, shiny new work-out clothes...

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