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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Labor Day: A Call to Christians

On Monday, our country observes Labor Day. Celebrated on the first Monday of September, this holiday pays honor to the contributions and achievements of American workers. This is a time that we set aside to acknowledge not only those who … Continue reading

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I have been blessed…

As we prepare to celebrate my daughter Regina’s birthday, I can’t help but think what an amazing blessing she is.  She came to us rather suddenly, and while we were not really planning on being parents to a 2nd child, … Continue reading

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When your faith is battered & bruised…

“My Faith can’t be shaken!” I have to say, this statement strikes me as completely ridiculous, and a recipe for losing your Faith entirely. While it is a nice sentiment, one has only to have been a Christian or a member … Continue reading

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Tempted to give up? Addressing the spiritual, physical, & emotional…

Elijah “went a day’s journey into the desert.” –1 Kings 19:4 Many of you are quoting Elijah the prophet by gasping: “This is enough, O Lord!” (1 Kgs 19:4) You can’t stand the thought of going on with your parish … Continue reading

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018