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    Mary's Musings: In the space in between, be present and pray for others

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainDoes anyone remember playing “freeze tag” when you were a child? The person who is "it" chases the other kids to try to tag them. When a player is tagged, they must remain frozen in the same position they were in when tagged.   Read More...

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    Mary's Musings: Magenta

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainWriting newsletter articles has always been a challenge for me. The biggest problem is there is always a deadline several weeks before they are to be printed. I do not do deadlines very well.   Read More...

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    Mary's Musings: Get Up, Go Ahead, Do Something

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainEaster and the month of April bring back memories of the time I spent as a guest of Hope Lutheran Church in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Those faith-filled people changed me forever. I spent a month immersed in the Palestinian culture and way of life.   Read More...

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    Mary's Musings: Kindness or Love?

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainLove is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7When I think of February, love comes to mind.   Read More...

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    Mary's Musings: Stitch and Pray so much more than a pillow

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainOur Stitch and Pray ministry project is in need of volunteers—cutters and sewers as well as fringers, knotters and stuffers. Please read our story and consider what you might be able to do to assist us in the coming year. For more information, contact Chaplain Mary.Dear members of the Stitch and Pray Group,We thank you for the lovely prayer pillows that you made and gave to us.   Read More...