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In the Meantime,

Love is our Doctrine. Service is our prayer. Justice is our calling.

In the Meantime

I sit in a motel in Albuquerque NM as I write this midweek message.  Not the usual place to be working. But these are not usual times. By now, in any other year, plans would have long been made for Christmas Eve.  Of course there will be a service, but not like last year.  I have…
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In the Meantime

It’s just after 9 pm Tuesday December 1st as I write and I just finished a supplemental board meeting.  If you do not know, you have an awesome board, and as I hate using the word ‘awesome’ casually that means I think they are really good.  What makes them awesome is that they care about…
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In the Meantime

Almost forgot to write something this week.  Go over to the VUU Facebook page to find out why, and see what I am up to back in Michigan.  Anyway, it is good to remember that the so-called first Thanksgiving (there’s a story and a half about that) was gratitude for survival.  Those pitiful pilgrims had endured a…
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In the Meantime

Do you remember Robert Schuller?  He was the TV preacher from the “Hour of Power,” a native of West Michigan by the way, who got his start by hosting church services at a drive-in theater.   I thought of him as we continue through the virus limited life and how we have a campus that…
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In the Meantime

I am enjoying a crisp Arizona fall.  It has been cooler here than in Michigan, as it happens.  But the sun sure shines brighter here.  Anyway, this weekly message is a day late because, well, there is a ton of stuff to do and this old man, he plays one at most.  Multi-tasking is multi-mistaking.…
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In the Meantime

I am in the Detroit airport as I write this, on my way back to AZ. The election is not settled, and that means many Americans are not settled.  As a democrat and a Michigan resident, I remain hopeful.  As a part-time Arizonan I am grateful. But I also know that whatever the outcome, the…
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In the Meantime

I am in Michigan this week, being nourished by my spouse of 44 years. That does not mean food, though I had a fabulous homemade split pea soup on Monday evening. What I mean is the irreplaceable nourishment of human company. Yes, thanks to technology we can see each other during this pandemic, but that…
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