Padre’s Ponderings

Time to Get Our Commissioning On!

“Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples …

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Lovers Better Love Because Haters Gonna Hate

Westboro Baptist Church was in town yesterday.  What were they up to?  Well, protesting, of course.  That is what Westboro Baptist does best, right?  Apparently, they visited Cincinnati to protest in front of Oak Hills School and the University of Cincinnati.  Enquirer Opinion Why?  Great question. Westboro Baptist’s leadership and members are fraught with …

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The Light of Christ

My heart grieves over the hatred expressed last night and this morning in Charlottesville, VA.  I cannot comprehend that there is still so much hatred, racism, and violence today.  The headline in today’s Washington Post reads, “White Nationalists Ordered to Leave Va. Park Before Planned ‘Unite the Right’ Rally.”  Other …

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Back From Sunny Florida

It has been entirely too long since I last blogged, which is a shame since I enjoy writing.  I suppose I allow life to get in the way of what I love; sadly, many of us are in the same boat. This photograph was simply taken with my smartphone.  I …

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Otto Is Home

We live in challenging times.  Tuesday morning while waiting for my youngest son to finish skating lessons I came upon the praiseworthy news that Wyoming, Ohio’s Otto Warmbier would soon be released from N. Korea and flown home to be reunited with his family.  While I have not met Otto, …

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Stations of the Resurrection

Ascension & Holy Trinity has faithfully practiced praying the Stations of the Cross Friday evenings throughout Lent for the last few years now. We get anywhere from two to twelve people on a Friday evening to pray the fourteen stations in our church nave. New within the last couple of …

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Thoughts on Restoring Conversations

Blog Restoring Conversations March 7, 2017 The Rev. Eric L. Miller Saturday March 4th, I stepped a bit out of my comfort zone, and therefore, I experienced a bit of spiritual growth, too. Isn’t that something! I attended the first of six workshops titled, “Restoring Conversations: A Six-Week Workshop On …

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