Monthly Archives: November 2010

Thanksgiving Conversations

Over the next few days, many of us will be gathering with friends or family to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.  For some, these are difficult times because changes due to death or distance have disturbed our customs and leave us … Continue reading

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Inching toward Equality

If I tell you what I did today, you might think I spend all of my time “downtown.”  This would be an inaccurate perception.  Since my last blog entry a week ago, I have had 17 church-related meetings or events, … Continue reading

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The Civics Lesson Continues

Today I offered the invocation at the Orlando City Council.  I decided to stay for the session.  I figured that it would be good to learn how things work before I have to go on business sometime.  There were no … Continue reading

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So Many Fun Things

I love the opening lines of the original Winnie-the-Pooh book by A. A. Milne.  They read: Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as … Continue reading

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Out in the City

Yesterday I attended the Mayor’s Council of Clergy.  This seemed like a good way to meet some colleagues and learn about the city.  In the past, I’ve enjoyed being involved in interfaith clergy groups but always in towns with populations … Continue reading

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Influences Past and Future

After Sunday’s sermon on Samhain and ancestors, the most common comment I heard was that people would be spending some time thinking about what kind of ancestor they wanted to be.  This strikes me as a valuable spiritual exercise.  The … Continue reading

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