February 2017 archive of From the Pastor's Desk

February 2017 archive of From the Pastor's Desk

Love Bugs

Posted by Kendra Shattuck on 2/13/17

It will be Valentine’s Day this Tuesday, a big day for florists and chocolatiers and an expensive day for husbands and boyfriends. A couple of years ago, I heard a story about what men would like for Valentine’s Day. Some serious study went into this, really. The answer ... Read More »

Alternate News with Alternate Facts

Posted by Kendra Shattuck on 2/13/17

It was sometime in the early 1950’s. While I was with my mother, Mrs. Crocco, a neighbor, started up a conversation. “Did you see Lucy today. It was SO FUNNY. Oh, you should have seen it!” No, mother had not watched I Love Lucy. Despite living in the biggest ... Read More »

America First

Posted by Kendra Shattuck on 2/13/17

“First in war- first in peace- and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in the humble and endearing scenes of private life; pious, just, humane, temperate and sincere; uniform, dignified and commanding, his example was as edifying to all around him, as were ... Read More »

Three-Ring Circus

Posted by Kendra Shattuck on 2/13/17

So many memories! The parade of elephants from the rail yard through downtown to the village of enormous tents. The giraffe with the foot-long, very purple tongue that ate something from my hand. The chameleon my brother bought. The clown who wedged in between me and my mother and ... Read More »

Prayer for Unity

Posted by Kendra Shattuck on 2/13/17

I was grateful at the beginning of last week that the confirmation hearings were beginning for the new Presidential cabinet. For the three weeks prior, everyday, no matter what time of day, when I opened up the news app on my phone over half the stories were about Russia. ... Read More »

It’s Like a Jungle Sometimes

Posted by Kendra Shattuck on 2/13/17

We are now starting the second week of the new year, which doesn’t seem quite so new anymore. The holiday season is over. Things are back to normal and we are all back to work. The politicians in Washington are just getting warmed up with their bickering. But it ... Read More »

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