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And then there’s the story about the old miser who wanted to be buried with his money; hoarded every red cent he ever made. Even though he was a multimillionaire, he never even spent any money on his wife: never bought her anything or took her anywhere. In fact, he […]

Sermon: Stewards of Joy


The late Fred Craddock told the following story: “It is not with the blink of the eye that a thirty-something year old will say to me, “Let’s see now, was it next Sunday that my daughter was going to be baptized?” I said, “Yeah, next Sunday.” “Well . . . […]

Sermon: CHOOSING FAITH




Several years ago, one of my parishioners gave me a wonderful little book called: The Gospel According to Peanuts. In one cartoon, Charlie Brown is sitting under a tree talking to Peppermint Patty, who asks him, “What do you think security is, Chuck?” Charlie Brown thinks about it a moment […]

Sermon: The New Normal


My Lucky Tummy is Back, and this time the party is happening at St. Peter’s Church in Cazenovia! This one’s a fundraiser to support resettlement housing in Cazenovia. We got Burma, Egypt, Pakistan, Vietnam + dessert from Syria! Typically we’ve had 400+ guests, but this is gonna be a little […]

My Lucky Tummy




The question we are left with today is: Are you envious because I am generous? And if we are honest with ourselves, the answer has to be: Yes. Yes I am. Come on, you can’t say you’ve never been envious of another person; their success, their accomplishments, their talents, their […]

Sermon: No Playing Favorites


As I write this newsletter, tomorrow (September 20) is designated the International Day of Peace. Several years ago, Diane and I attended a Peace Making Conference at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. The conference was called “Remembering Peace: Still the Believers’ Calling”. With the apparently increasing tensions between races and nations, […]

Pastor’s Journal – October