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Blog posts September 2013

Whoever is Not Against You

Today's Gospel is a simple one.  Jesus makes it simple for the people to understand the point he is trying to get across.  Here is Luke 9: 46 - 50 An argument arose among the disciples about which of them was the greatest.  Jesus realized the intention of their hearts and took a child and placed it …

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Bless This New Restaurant

On the way back from a walk with a friend, I wanted to show her the new restaurant opening in College Point on College Point Boulevard -"Cask15- Tapas Lounge.  As we popped our heads in the door, the contractor told us the grand opening was at Four O'clock and to come back because Joe Lhota was cutt…

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Ordinary Time

Gospel from Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 9/22/13 - Luke 16: 10 - 13  Jesus said to his disciples, " The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones; and the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones.  If, therefore, yo…

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Jesus' Entourage

Gospel 9/20/13 - Luke 8: 1 - 3  Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God. Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had …

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Be Contented

"Be contented, and do not worry or try to catch up with the world's uneasiness and speed."By Unknown - Amish Roots: A Treasury of History, Wisdom, and Lore, by John A. Hostetler Baltimore, Md.: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989), 221.

The above saying is in my perpetual calendar - Amish Coun…

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How to See Clearly

Luke 6: 39 - 42 Ah, this is one of my favorite Gospels because of my ability to visualize it.  Something not everyone can do.   I once took a course on "How to Improve  Your Visualization" in New York City.  The teacher put us through a visualization test and he told the students that he bet half…

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Remembrance of 9/11

In the year 2000, I was happy that nothing happened when the ball dropped  in Times Square so of course I thought nothing of 2001.  In fact, I was the happiest I had ever been because I was teaching in the school my mother started with other members of St. Paul's Episcopal church 30 years before.  S…

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Being Alone

In today's Gospel Jesus goes up into the mountains to pray all night so he could make a decision to pick his twelve Apostles.   He had to focus alone.   Do you ever withdraw from everyone to just think about your goals and obligations?  Take a walk in a park.   Go to Starbucks.  Window shop.  Many c…

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When God Pushes You

When God pushes you,

to the edge of difficulty,

Trust Him fully,

Because two things can happen,

Either He'll catch you when your fall,

Or He'll teach you how to fly,

Trust Him Fully.

I saw the above on Pinterest tonight and It spoke to me after a very tiring day.  It …

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In the Year 5774

The Jewish New Year of 5774 is here. Rosh Hashanah Blessings to everyone everywhere! In Leviticus 16:24...In the seventh month, on the first of the month, there shall be a sabbath for you, a remembrance with shofar blasts, a holy convocation.  L'shanah tovah is said to each other to wish "for a goo…

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The Sixth Day

Genesis 1:31 -Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.  So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.  Genesis 2:1 - Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished.  2: And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He res…

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