Commemorating the Dropping of the First Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

This year I will be leading the service to commemorate the dropping of the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.  Last year I made a little video about this I hope you will enjoy watching it and that you too will take a moment to remember this tragic event and pray it never happens again.  The fear of it happening again is greater in me now than at any other time in…

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Reading to Others & Wordless Storytelling – July 18, 2017

Words are so much a part of our every day lives, though thinking back over history this has not always been.  In years gone by there were few daily instances where most people were required to read as much as we are today.  Perhaps the daily newspaper, some ledgers, and occasional item in the mail, a catalogue or broadside were the bulk of a persons reading.  A label on a product, perhaps a handed down…

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Three Delightful and Recommended Books Not Just for Children

Once there was a little boy named Neftalí who loved wild things wildly and quiet things quietly. From the moment he could talk, he surrounded himself with words. Neftalí discovered the magic between the pages of books. When he was sixteen, he began publishing his poems as Pablo Neruda. Pablo wrote poems about the things he loved―things made by his friends in the café, things found at the marketplace, and things he saw in nature.…

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Driving Verse – May 28, 2017

This is the Memorial Day Weekend the traditional start to summer vacation and travel.  Whether travel is in your plans for today or during the summer, or simply a short trip to the store or shopping mall I offer this little verse.  Perhaps you might wish to keep this handy as a prompt to yourself when ever you sit behind the steering wheel of your vehicle.  And if you do not find this verse favorable…

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