This Mothers’ Day

Our reflection today is adapted from a prayer by “A Concord Pastor” Mothers will be celebrated by their families this weekend in special ways. There will be flowers and sweets; phone calls from children who live too far away for a visit; cards and gifts; breakfast in bed or brunch or dinner at a nice […]

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Keep My Word

My mother told me the first word I uttered was WHY. I suspect that really was an exaggeration. However, I do remember that WHY was a word I used most often. And I remember my mother saying , “Because I said so”. This has never been a very satisfactory answer for a child; we can […]

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Love One Another

When we love someone very much, any leave-taking always brings sadness. I remember the night I left my mom’s room in the county nursing home. I moved slowly, looking back over my shoulders with a heavy heart and tears in my eyes. Leave-taking is part of everyone’s life. It reminds us that we human beings […]

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Alternative Spring Break

We were blessed with the presence of Kent State students who spent their spring break with us. Their energy and enthusiasm is amazing, and we hope to continue relationships born in this experience. Here is a short video that captures their energy and passion.  

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My Sheep Hear My Voice

If you look up today’s Gospel on Google, you get 1.9 million hits. If you put the text in quotes (“my sheep hear my voice”) you still get 1.5 million hits. That’s 1,500,000 web pages that address this text in some way. Plus at least one hit for shopping. Lots of those pages spend pixels […]

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