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Almost heaven… We’re on our way!

We’re on our way… Tomorrow morning at 5:30… I’m hoping we have this song memorized by the time we get back. Advertisements

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The Age of Reason by Mary Jo Salter

“When can we have cake?” she wants to know. And patiently we explain: when dinner’s finished. Someone wants seconds; and wouldn’t she like to try, while she’s waiting, a healthful lettuce leaf? The birthday girl can’t hide her grief- worse, … Continue reading

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The Guest House ~ Rumi ~ (The Essential Rumi, versions by Coleman Barks)

The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of … Continue reading

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Nothing forced works… by Kay Ryan

Nothing forced works. The Gordian knot just worsens if it’s jerked at by a person. One of the main stations of the cross is patience. Another, of course, is impatience. There is such a thing as too much tolerance for … Continue reading

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Peace by Nicholas Gordon

Peace is not the product of despair. An army’s most invincible least used. Strength engenders weakness when abused, Serving best by merely being there. One conquers in the end by being just, Vanquishing the conscience with the right. Each child … Continue reading

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The Buddha’s Last Instruction by Mary Oliver

The Buddha’s Last Instruction “Make of yourself a light,” said the Buddha, before he died. I think of this every morning as the east begins to tear off its many clouds of darkness, to send up the first signal – … Continue reading

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R.E. NOTES November 18, 2014

Dear Old Ship, Holidays… it used to mean Holy Days… and even if one had no sense of the sacred, it used to mean fun… Since before Halloween, I’ve been hearing the word, “holidays”, followed immediately by groans growls and … Continue reading

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R.E. NOTES October 22, 2014  

Dear Old Ship, Coffee hour… Second hour… That “hour” by any other name, will still cause controversies… and anxieties… and perhaps even a few resentments… But I’m here to tell you that Coffee Hour is the most important forty minutes … Continue reading

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R.E. NOTES 9/24/14

R.E. NOTES September 24, 2014 Dear Old Ship, I’ve been busily preparing for the start-up of Sunday school… Trying to make things as organized and easy for the volunteer teachers as possible… This past week I was concentrating on the … Continue reading

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OLD SHIP R.E. Calendar 2014 – 2015 (8/13/14 2nd draft) September 7, Sun 10:30-11:40 Water Communion – Whole community worship Nursery care only September 7, Sun 4pm-6pm COA – Orientation (Parlor) September 14, Sun Sunday school begins, ALL groups (TERM … Continue reading

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