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Thank You

A thirteenth century German mystic, Meister Eckhart, is famous for saying: “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘thank you’ it will be enough.” This past … more

Binding Love

Dear Beloved Community, I’m a big fan of, not the baseball team, but rather the romanticized version of those rogues of the sea. The ones that say ‘Aye, Matey’ with … more


Anyone who has lived in this area for an extended period of time knows that the seasons and the weather changes and at times it seems to do so very quickly. We all seem to have a … more

Fruits and Vegetables

The Bible has many references to fruit: “bearing fruit,” the “fruit of the vine,” the “fruits of labor,” and usually, we see that “fruit” is used to … more


George Eliot wrote, “No soul is a desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.” To have a friend is, in a sense, to acknowledge that I am … more

Be a “Net Mender”

In Matthew 4:21-22 we learn that Zebedee was “net mender.” Here is what it says: “Going on from there He (Jesus) saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his … more

Super Soaker Sunday

Each time I write this article for The Reporter, I am excited and happy to share the good news for Walton people. On this coming Sunday, Aug. 7, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., United Presbyterian, First … more


In the good ole summertime, our minds turn to picnics, barbecues, swimming pools, air conditioning and vacations. While you are having “fun in the sun” take time to smell the roses, look … more


I have a very dear friend that, over the years, has become my Spiritual Director. In her early life she was a Sister in an order in France and was trained as a midwife. She had to leave the order to … more

Pray for Fathers

Let us praise those fathers who have striven to balance the demands of work, marriage and children with an honest awareness of both joy and sacrifice. Let us praise those fathers who, lacking a … more

The Holy City

The tallest building in the world is currently the Burj Khalif in Dubai. It is 2,717’ high. That is over one half mile up! By comparison, the Empire State Building in New York City is … more

A Scar and a Story

Dear Beloved, Recently, I read a quote by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy that disagreed with the phrase ‘Time heals all wounds.’ Her point was that when we are wounded, we don’t … more
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