THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE
With apologies to physicist Werner Heisenberg, who posited the “Uncertainty Principle” in 1927 about particle velocity and position, I have a spiritual corollary. It goes like this: all healthy relationships are bound together by faith, whether we love our mother or board a bus.
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QUICK TO LISTEN…SLOW TO JUDGE
How can we find peace in this life despite the slings of conflict and arrows of hurt randomly piercing us? How can we become agents of harmony rather than pain?
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FEELS SO GOOD
Last Monday the mere act of quietly slipping back into my study at church, before other staff arrived, was the most healing and restorative thing I could have done. I relished reentering my routine of answering messages, taking stock of pastoral care needs, and planning Sunday worship. I felt like [...]
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Darien Supports Puerto Rico
Mariana is a small mountain village of 3,300 clinging to the hills high above the city of Humacao at the far eastern end of Puerto Rico, the very place where Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 20, 2017. It is a poor barrio, and elderly, whose residents largely work in [...]
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“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4.13
We imagine, as we look to the future, that a time will soon come when we can coast. When we can take it easy and things will work out. When things will settle down. Of all times, one might reasonably expect such an experience during a sabbatical, being designed for [...]
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Summer Beauty
The summer is such a precious time of the year. You can see children playing in the fields, parents are able to come home earlier than usual from work and the sun shines brighter and longer throughout the week. A huge highlight
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Coming Home
Coming home after spending several days in Africa is never easy. Quite frankly, it’s challenging to articulate, but it’s something I pray you experience one day. While we were serving alongside our brothers and sisters in Kibera, each night upon
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Guest Preacher
First Congregational Church of Darien, please help me welcome The Reverend Holly Adams to our community of faith this weekend. As we do best, allow our visitor to feel the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. Holly is an
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What Matters Most
In this lifetime we will be presented with thousands of choices. As a result, it is important that we take the time to set priorities. Often times, in ministry, people will ask what is most important? My response is clear and concise.
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