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Thanksgiving

On Facebook this morning appeared a post which simply says, “Black Friday, because only in America do people trample each other for sales exactly one day after they have been thankful for what they already have.” Tomorrow is thanksgiving in America. A time when families get together to remember and give thanks for the year

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I wear the ring.

“I wear the ring.” That is the opening line of a book entitled “The Lords of Discipline,” written by Pat Conroy. It is a novel based on his experiences at The Citadel along with the experiences of others who attended similar colleges in the 1960’s such as The Virginia Military Institute, Annapolis, West Point and

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Being Weird

Those of you who know me will understand why I had to buy a book titled, Being weird, because normal isn’t working. It is a great book by Craig Groeschel that points out that if the way of Jesus is the narrow way then maybe the church should not be just going with the crowds.

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Manse Musings – Steering a straight course.

Back when I was a teenager I got the chance to be at the helm of a very large ship. It was an incredible experience that I will never forget. However part of the reason that I was on board the ship in the first place was that there had been a severe fire in

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Merry Christmas

May I take this opportunity to wish you a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. I am sure that like me you will be hoping for peace on earth and goodwill to all people. However it has to start with you. peace on earth can only happen when there is peace

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Home for Christmas

What a weekend! The church was packed for our unrehearsed nativity on Sunday as our young people, aided by the young at heart acted out the Christmas story aided and abetted by the angel Gabriel and a narrator. It was a wonderful morning and great to have so many young people involved as we worshipped

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From the Manse

One of the highlights for me in the run up to Christmas is watching Bethlehemian Rhapsody. It is the birth narrative acted out by puppets as they sing an adaptation of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody telling the Christmas story. It is so clever and of course, in my mind, the music is not exactly shabby either.

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