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  • Pruning September 15, 2017
    "Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit."  John 15:2My dad was a Presbyterian minister.  When he retired on disability my parents moved into the Woods Home, a lovely home gifted by a wealthy banker for retired Presbyterian ministers.  The home was divided into three apartments. Rev. and Mrs. Byers lived […]
  • Experiencing Awe and Fostering It in Others July 26, 2017
    Susan Beaumont, a senior consultant with the Alban Institute, shares in her newest article research on the benefits of the human experience of awe and reflects on ways of fostering awe in people.  See the article here:   http://www.susanbeaumont.com/2017/07/18/disappointed-in-your-followers-try-cultivating-awe/  Beaumont writes how awe is inspired by beauty.  Experiences of awe draw us out of ourselves, cause us […]
  • Stories of Welcome June 15, 2017
    Rev. Dr. Leanne VanDykWELCOME was the theme of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan's June 13th meeting hosted by the Buchanan Presbyterian Church.  Dr. Leanne VanDyk, a member of Presbytery serving as president of Columbia Theological Seminary,  challenged us with Paul's charge to the Church in Rome, "Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed […]

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