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SUMMER SLIPPING AWAY

SUMMER SLIPPING AWAY

Today is twenty-five days from Labor Day. Where has the summer gone? The unofficial end of the season is quickly approaching. What will you do in these remaining days? This year, our local districts' first day of school takes place the week before Labor Day, cutting...

REACHING FOR THE STARS

REACHING FOR THE STARS

On this day in 1958, “Poor Little Fool” by Ricky Nelson was listed as the first number one song on the Billboard Hot 100. As we look back sixty-four years ago, it is noteworthy that the Beatles’ song “When I’m Sixty-Four” never made the top 100. Although that Beatles’...

HEALTHY HEALING

HEALTHY HEALING

There is no doubt that the COVID pandemic has fundamentally altered our lives in ways that we will not be able to comprehend fully for many years to come. Beyond the cultural shifts that have occurred to adjust us to the “new normal,” including converting our dining...

HEAT WAVE

HEAT WAVE

This week my pal, Rev. Bob Fritch, pastor of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Jamaica, Queens, posted a cheeky message on his church sign: “Satan called. He wants his weather back.” Yes, it seems hotter than hell. All anyone seems to be talking about is the hot, hazy,...

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

“When you sing Christmas in July, you rush the season.” In an 1892 French opera, a character named Werther said this line in response to a group of children rehearsing a Christmas song in July. It is probably the earliest known reference to Christmas in July. In 1935,...

NUMBERS

NUMBERS

“In those days, a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered (Luke 2:1).” Anyone who has ever attended a child’s Christmas pageant should be very familiar with this introduction. This is the opening line in the Gospel of Luke’s...

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