20 Aug 2019 0 Comment

With a Love Like This

Author: Larry Dansky Even after all this time  the sun never says to the earth, "You owe me."  Look what happens with a love like that—  it lights the whole world.   "The Sun Never Says" by Hafiz You hold open the...
13 Aug 2019 0 Comment

Gratitude

Author: Tom Stiers Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Colossians 3:16...
6 Aug 2019 0 Comment

Loved

Author: Chris Braudaway-Bauman Then he said, “Let me go, for the day is breaking.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go, unless you bless me.” Genesis 32:26 As kids and parents in our congregation are preparing for the...
30 Jul 2019 0 Comment

Hope in the Midst of Darkness

Author: Nancy Wade I lie in bed at night, after ending my prayers with the words, “Thank you, God, for all that is good and dear and beautiful.” and I’m filled with joy. I don’t think about all the misery, but about the beauty...
19 Jul 2019 0 Comment

Changing My Expectations

Author: Larry Dansky Persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds. -Laura Ingalls Wilder As we all know, we can’t control anyone else’s behavior, and we can’t make another person want to or...
16 Jul 2019 0 Comment

I Am Who I Am

Author: John Bisceglia God said to Moses “I am who I am”   Exodus 3:14 God’s name is not a title but a statement of fact; in our search for the divine, it comes down to the very question of existence of our self and then the...
9 Jul 2019 0 Comment

Let’s Take a Walk

Author: Carolyn Gard Before you judge people, walk a mile in their shoes. The high school I went to was 70% Jewish, 10% Catholic, and 20% Protestant. While we were friendly with the Jewish kids, we never really became friends. In...
2 Jul 2019 0 Comment

A Healing Presence

Author: Ed Hall  “Do to others what you would have them do unto you.” Matthew 7:12   Indeed, life is hard particularly when coping with loss. A challenge to each of us when striving to be consoling and comforting is to realize...
25 Jun 2019 0 Comment

Come Dance with Me

Author: Joanne Buchanan-Brown As I write this, it is Friday, June 21st and the Summer Solstice. I just returned from an afternoon of spiritually renewing friendship with four other women, all members of FCC. We had lunch, yes, but the...
18 Jun 2019 0 Comment

Reflection

Author: Harriet Simons Two years ago, I was grieving the loss of my beloved husband, Parker Calkin, who passed away on June 10, 2017. I had just signed his enrollment in Hospice. Three days later he was gone. In the days and weeks that...