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Dreaming of a White Christmas

This month marks the 75th anniversary of two things: the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, and the first public performance of the song “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby on Christmas Day. The first event probably helped create the incredible popularity of the second.  The soldiers pulled away from home in the holiday season […]

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Going Through the Motions of Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, keep in mind that carving the turkey is no more important than carving out some time for gratitude. Long ago Cicero observed, “A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.” Instead of just “going through the motions” of the holiday, how about going […]

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Church Thanksgiving Dinner

Our community Thanksgiving dinner will be hosted at the church, on Sunday November 13th at 6pm, Please bring a plate to share, we hope to see you there!

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It’s Time to Leap at the Opportunity

It’s Time to Leap at the Opportunity

This is a leap year, but the ultimate calendar leap wasn’t in February but in October. In 1582, by the decree of Pope Gregory XIII, the day after Thursday October 4 was Friday, October 15. That ten-day adjustment was necessary to correct for an error in the Julian calendar. To this day we still live […]

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Pondering the Ponderosa

Pondering the Ponderosa

In September in the Rockies it’s the aspen trees that capture our attention. Their broad sweeps of brilliant color brighten our hearts. But this fall as you enjoy the aspen, also pay attention to another majestic tree that often grows right beside the aspen groves: the Ponderosa pine. Every time I hike the campground trail […]

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