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The Bellows May 2019

The Bellows May 2019

Summer Reading The official start of summer is still a month away, but it’s never too soon to stock up books for summer reading. Here are a few of the books that have stayed with me this year long after the last page was finished. And if any of you have great reads...

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The Bellows March 2019

The Bellows March 2019

Obstacles to the Gospel You may have seen the cartoon below on social media this week. It depicts a page full of people, each in their own box, drawing lines, borders, boundaries, designed to keep others out. And there in the middle is Jesus, a crown of thorns on his...

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The Bellows – February 2019

The Bellows – February 2019

We Will Remember Warren Powell, 9/4/1989; Bud Cotton, 3/16/1899; Edward Brown, 3/16/1899; Henry Bingham, 3/16/1899; John Bigby, 3/16/1899; Tip Hutson, 3/16/1899; Sterling Thompson, 1/3/1901; Floyd Carmichael, 7/13/1906. Annie Shepherd, 9/22/1906; Frank Smith,...

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The Bellows January 2019

The Bellows January 2019

Love Your Neighbor, No Exceptions When Jesus was asked what were the most important commandments for his disciples to follow, he did not hesitate in his response: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and all you soul and all your mind. This is the...

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The Bellows November 2018

The Bellows November 2018

The Wolves of Hate Transgender people. Democratic leaders. Members of the press. Refugees. African Americans. Jews. What do these very different groups of people have in common? They were all targets of hate in America last week. Some were threatened by the leaders of...

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The Bellows September 2018

Time, Talent, and Treasure For the last year we have been honoring stewards of St. Dunstan’s. You remember. We celebrated the choir, ushers, bakers, acolytes, the lay-readers, lectors, altar guild, flower guild, the people who support our Syrian family, Family...

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The Bellows May 2018

Summer Reading By the end of this month school will be over and vacations will be beginning. Summer’s relaxed pace seems meant for reading – on the beach, by the pool, on planes, or long, lazy summer evenings. Here are a few of the books I’ve enjoyed over the past...

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The Bellows – March 2018

The Bellows – March 2018

The Last Week The last week of March this year is Holy Week, the time that we remember the last week of Jesus’ life. Many of us have heard the stories of that week so often that we can easily become immune to their horror.  We let the joyous news of Jesus’...

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The Bellows Feb 2018

Observing a Holy Lent During the Ash Wednesday service each year we are invited to the observation of a holy Lent, marked by self-examination and repentance; prayers, fasting, and self-denial; and reading and meditating on God’s holy Word. At St. Dunstan’s we offer a...

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The Bellows – December 2017

The Bellows – December 2017

Lighten Our Darkness I took this photo in Nashville last August during the solar eclipse. Even though it is a summer photo, it has become for me this year a symbol of Advent. Epiphany, the church season after Christmas, is often known as the season of light. Advent,...

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