Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

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January 31, 2017

There was an after school program at the church I served before Grace.  It was established primarily for the children of immigrants from places like Honduras and Pakistan whose families had settled in our blue collar town.  One of the families ran a restaurant.  Many...

January 23, 2017

Did you know Grace Church Van Vorst sponsored a candidate for the priesthood who many years later became one of the most beloved bishops of New York?
In 1949, Grace Church Van Vorst was only opened on Sundays and the few people who came were poor, white, mostly elder...

January 16, 2017

“I don’t care” and “It doesn’t matter.” were like the salt and pepper shakers of conversation in my family growing up.  Once, my Grandfather got called to task for a cigarette burn on my mother’s new living room chair.  He threw a pillow over the mark and said “It do...

January 9, 2017

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, "Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage."

-Matthew 2:1-2

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