“What is a Disciple of Jesus Christ?”
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“What is a Disciple of Jesus Christ?”

In the last newsletter, my reflection focused on the mission of Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel* as we began our summer ministry for all who pass through our doors – young and not so young, island visitor and resident, faith inquirer and disciple. This time I want to reflect on what it means to be a...

“The Dog Days of Summer”
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“The Dog Days of Summer”

As I write this article on this cool and windy day in May, it is hard to imagine that the hot days of summer are just around the corner. But they are! Officially the first day of summer for us in the Northern Hemisphere this year is Wednesday, June 21 (the Summer Solstice) and lasts...

“In the Midst of the Storm”
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“In the Midst of the Storm”

As I sit here at my computer, it is thundering and lightning and pouring down rain at 4:30 am. With every flash of lightning across the sky, I am reminded of the power of God. As awesome as this storm is, it pales in comparison to the awesome power of God. During the months of...

“Tradition”
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“Tradition”

Whenever I hear that word, “Tradition” I immediately think of the Jewish character, Tevye in the movie, “Fiddler on the Roof.” In his song, he said that “tradition gives us balance in life, and without traditions our lives would be as shaky as a fiddler on a roof!” This is the upside of traditions. They...

What is Truth?
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What is Truth?

We live in a world that is very confusing and often misleading. So, “what is truth?” According to Wikipedia, “truth is the property of being in accord with fact or reality. In everyday language, truth is typically ascribed to things that aim to represent reality or otherwise correspond to it, such as beliefs, propositions, and...