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From Karl Travis | February 14, 2018

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Dear Friends, I’m curious about soulmates. The term has tremendous cachet in pop culture. The internet can help when searching for a soulmate. A Google query delivers counsel on how to tell if another person is your actual soulmate (are there soulmate impostors?), which makes me wonder...

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From Karl Travis | October 18, 2017

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Dear friends, Loving history as I do, I’ll admit to a lump in my throat. I know, I know – marking important dates isn’t atop everyone’s list, but still, this one matters. It is important. October 31 marks the 500th anniversary of Luther’s protest. On that day in...

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From Karl Travis | May 31, 2017

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Dear Friends, If you’ve shopped for tennis shoes in recent years you know that there’s no such thing anymore. Athletic shoes have gone high tech and there’s a shoe for every kind of exercise. You can buy shoes for walking, shoes for jogging, and shoes for sprinting. You can...

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From Michael Waschevski | January 11, 2017

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Dear Friends: This Sunday is one of my favorite Sundays of the year.  At the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services we are ordaining and installing ruling elders. (Last week we installed a previously ordained elder at 8 a.m.)  Our Presbyterian understanding of ordination is not about...

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From Karl Travis | January 4, 2017

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If December is about shopping lists, January is about thank you lists. Beautiful gratitude overwhelm us – gratitude for gifts lovingly chosen, gratitude for generosities sacrificially shared, gratitude for relationships tenderly nourished. As a pastor, I feel these things intensely as we...

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