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Enough and More Than Enough

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
Recently, a friend sent me a link to a simple video of a singer doing a simple chant that came to her in response to the exhaustion and burnout that seem to surround us. “It’s enough, it’s enough, it’s more than enough…” is the Taize-like refrain. “O weary one, I’m making for you a cloak of…

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The Color Green

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
On this Earth Day (as I write this), I give thanks for the Author of all creation, who made the earth, sky and sea and all that is in them. One of the most surprising things to me about this COVID shutdown time is the effect that ceasing of human activity had on the environment. Clear…

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How to Say I Love You

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
My family of origin was not a fan of the phrase, “I love you.” It just wasn’t something we said out loud to each other. I asked my mom why we never said, “I love you” growing up. She was shocked. She said, “Have you ever for one second doubted my love for you? All these…

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Has Anybody Seen My Keys?

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying.” Matthew 28:5-6
In full transparency, I’m one of those people. You know the type. I often misplace my keys, cell phone, the important paper I was just reading, you name it. It’s frustrating.

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Good Friday

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
It’s Good Friday today, the day we remember our Lord’s crucifixion—when Jesus was unjustly arrested, tried, convicted, and condemned by religious and secular authorities for being a threat to the powers-that-be. On this saddest day, a time when our Alleluias are buried, it may seem that the world is still full of shadows and crucifixions. As…

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