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September 27, 2012

The Flash! September 29, 2012

The Flash!  September 29, 2012

In 1975 the 187th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) requested that a statement be written that defined the denomination’s understanding of and commitment to peacemaking.  Fully five years later the document was presented to and adopted by the 192nd General Assembly.  The title was:Peacemaking, A Believers’ Calling. I have a close friend who […]

September 20, 2012

The Flash! September 20, 2012

The Flash! September 20, 2012

If you ever need to reach me at noon on the third Wednesday of the month, come to the Church School Hall.  You will find me there with the others who serve at Hanover in our monthly staff meeting.  I cherish our gatherings.  They are rich in food and fellowship.  They are stocked with news […]

September 13, 2012

The Flash! September 13, 2012

The Flash! September 13, 2012

You’ve heard them before: the many reasons folks don’t go to church…  Church people are hypocrites; they don’t practice what they preach.  The services are long, boring, and don’t relate to my life.  All they care about is my money.For a “churched” person it is easy to get defensive when hearing such charges.  When a part […]

September 6, 2012

The Flash! September 6, 2012

The Flash! September 6, 2012

We all crave a good rally.  A rally feeds visions and fulfills dreams.  Whether in Tampa or Charlotte, on the ball field, in the recovery room, in the workplace, or in the home, an effective rally reminds us that the future is not dictated by the present.  In a rally we experience the transformation of […]

May 10, 2012

The Flash! May 10, 2012

The Flash! May 10, 2012

This week I had a revelation, epiphany, and light bulb moment.  I received a new insight into the dirty little “e” word: evangelism. On Tuesday morning while walking up Baynard Boulevard a woman stopped to ask me why our trees were wrapped in colorful cloths.  My explanation about our focus on the stewardship of creation […]

May 3, 2012

The Flash! May 3, 2012

The Flash! May 3, 2012

In our Presbyterian tradition we have two sacraments: baptism and communion.  We recognize them because we believe these are the two that Jesus experienced and commended to his disciples. As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water!  What is to prevent me from […]

April 26, 2012

The Flash! April 26, 2012

The Flash! April 26, 2012

Being is a household with two working parents who often work evenings is a challenge to full family time.  One of the great blessings that has been born in our home in response to this challenge is “boys night out”.  As much as we miss mom and partner, such evenings have become a special tradition.  […]

April 19, 2012

The Flash! April 19, 2012

The Flash!  April 19, 2012

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL VERSION The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it… Psalm 24:1 Creation is God’s original and greatest act and gift: dark & light, sea & sky, plant & creature, and us humans.  After making it all, God deemed it good.  God then gave us the charge, power, […]

April 12, 2012

The Flash! April 12, 2012

The Flash!  April 12, 2012

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL VERSION Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and one soul…but everything they owned was held in common. Acts 4:32 Dear Hanover Saints, The Psalmist writes: How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! (133:1).  Those in the Resurrection’s first generation […]

April 5, 2012

The Flash! April 5, 2012

The Flash!  April 5, 2012

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL VERSION In four days were the sum and the source of faith for the first disciples. On Thursday they shared a meal with Him. They were blessed and bewildered On Friday they watched Him die. They were shocked and abandoned. On Sunday they raced to a tomb looking for […]

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