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Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter!   Until our next update, you may read (or re-read) the Easter Sermon here. And check out the archives over there on the right column.  ------> Also here's a reprint from the bulletin, of our Easter Poem, Beloved, written by New England poet Mary Lou...

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Darkness

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I never got modern art.  “What’s the big deal?,” I thought.  Or “Why is this even called art?!”  And then I walked into the Rothko Chapel, in Houston, TX, where large black canvases fill each wall.  And I gradually realized, "there’s...

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Mirrors

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Getting dressed in the morning usually involves looking in a mirror.  I need one to shave, to brush my hair, and if I’m smart, I take one last look before I head out the door to make sure I’m not walking around all day with a breakfast stain on my shirt.  (Yes, please tell...

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Horn Blowing

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Waiting for traffic to inch forward outside the midtown tunnel, the sign stared at me.  No Horn Blowing Except for Danger. It’s a great reminder, strategically placed.  Because if you “go there” emotionally, you could have every reason to let off some steam at...

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Sarah

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Ever had a friend that made you feel instantly understood?  Like everything you were trying to explain to them made perfect sense?   Ever had a friend that, without fail, always made you feel loved, more connected to your best self and willing to accept yourself with all your...

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