Pastor’s Blog

Aug
21

Summer 2012 Gift of Hands & Heart

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On Saturday August 18th   the Waitsfield and Warren United Churches of Christ went for the third year to do a work day at the Pease Farm in Middlesex.  Pease Farm is a therapeutic riding facility where many children discover the love of horses and riding as well as develop new…

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May
17

Sabbatical Update: May 17

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“The whole purpose of the Bible, it seems to me, is to convince people to set the written word down in order to become living words in the world for God’s sake. For me, this willing conversion of ink back to blood is the full substance of faith.” —Barbara Brown…

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Apr
16

4/16: Sabbatical Update

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Life at Overlook Farm, Heifer International is full of new life and surprises everyday.  Over 20 baby goats and sheep with more due any time.  Lots of baby chicks and the pigs are due any time too.  Today we will be learning about the global village and Heifer’s work around…

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Mar
12

Please, Thank you, and ….?

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I know that it is 2012 and many of you are avid bloggers and Facebook communicators, but I am just getting on board. I am excited to share with you that I finally figured out how to write a blog with a link in it so I can share with…

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Feb
16

What if we DON’T give up something for Lent?

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It is nearly time for Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday.  These two events escort in the season of Lent.  Typically when we think of Lent we think of it as a time to “give something up”.    For many people it is a time to give up sweets, or coffee or…

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Jan
5

Happy New Year!

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As we begin 2012 and bid farewell to 2011 we cannot help but reflect on what has happened these last twelve months.  It has been a long year for the entire Mad River Valley.  In the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes chapter 3, it begins with these words:  “For everything…

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Dec
9

Third Sunday of Advent-

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Third Sunday of Advent As we approach the third Sunday of Advent (Dec. 11) we remember the messages of two prophets.  First we heard from Isaiah who spoke to the people of Israel who were in exile.  He told them to keep hope alive, as God is  near.  Then we…

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Nov
18

Thanksgiving Thoughts

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As we gather with friends and family for the Thanksgiving Holiday, let us not only give thanks for what we have, but for all that we can offer one another and the world around us. Many this year are struggling with recovery issues from the flood and/or the realities of…

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Oct
25

My 40 Day Trial

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Over the last 40 days I have faced a personal journey that required a new kind of strength.   I was a daughter caring for  parents in crisis.  One parent dealing with the distortions of life and reality that come with dementia and the other one facing  a terminal illness that…

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Sep
9

Tropical Storm Irene, an unwelcomed guest?

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Irene came and went in a matter of hours, but the wake of her passing through town will last forever.   We have attached a couple of photos from the storm.  One picture is the field behind the church on Sunday late afternoon, August 28th.  This field was usually a hay…

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