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God’s Wild Gamble

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by Roger Mock It’s Friday and I have time to write a column today. But what to write? The thing staring us all in the face is this latest tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida. I will not pretend to have anything enlightening to add to the national conversation about this abominable outrage. I have not […]

Embracing a New Year and an Old Friend

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by Roger Mock A calendar is a useful thing sometimes. It provides a structure in which to view our lives, week by week and year by year. We could thank Pope Gregory XIII for this, I suppose (though ultimately our gratitude belongs to the sun, the moon and our ever spinning earth). Gregory is the […]

Finding the Narrow Gate

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by Roger Mock Recently a congregant remarked that she had never forgotten something I had written in this blog some time back. “Really, what was that?” I asked. “You wrote that ‘The present moment is the narrow gate,’” said she. And I thought – wow, that’s pretty good. At least one of us remembered it! Well, […]

Staying in the Heart Space

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President’s Corner by Orisa Skipper I have given myself permission to follow my heart. I have been indulging in the precious time with family in North Carolina, Louisiana, and in the Albany area. Also, with my dearest friend, (Connie) in Oswego, who is battling cancer. I am enjoying extra quiet time in God’s presence or […]

Prayers of Thanksgiving

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By Kerri Kannan How do you pray?  Do you give thanks for already having received; or do you ask from a place of desire for change? As we enter the holiday season, starting with Halloween, we celebrate the day of the dead, allowing those things that no longer serve us to pass, and ending with […]

Extremist, Interventionist Self-Love

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By Gerri Ratigan I think I would have died if I hadn’t committed to love. Here’s something I wrote years ago that helped me internalize what I know to be the most incredible power we all have. It’s so easy to give up when going through difficult times like divorce. Many people are seduced into […]

Do Greater Things

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by Rev. Crystal Muldrow James 2:14-17 reads, “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and eat […]

Spotlight on Service: Dennis Ryan

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edited by John Daubney The early 1990’s was a time of change for me, personally and professionally. I used bio-feedback and lifestyle changes to recover from physical illness; and also used 12 Step principles to improve my emotional health. All this while participating in the vibrant “Men’s Movement” community where I formed lasting friendships. Still […]

Effort & Grace

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by Roger Mock A yoga teacher in a video I have used begins her class with these words: “There are two primary forces at work in our life: The ascending force of action and effort, and the descending force of grace.” In yogic terms the practice is about balancing and blending two forces in the […]

Become the Ocean

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by Roger Mock I don’t get to the ocean nearly often enough, that’s for sure. But when I do, as I was able to recently, it is always a kind of homecoming. To stand on the shell-strewn shore and to experience both immensity and peace in the same moment; to smell and taste the salt […]