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Bishop's Writing / Enews July 2021

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Dear friends,

My heart fills with gratitude as I take in the splendid verdancy around me in Naples, which is becoming home. I am okay, and so is my family. The insurance stuff is getting sorted out, and I thank you for your kindness and prayers. 

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Bishop's Writing / Enews May 2021

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Originally posted May 21, 2021

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Bishop's Writing / Enews June 2021

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Dear friends,

One of my favorite anthems is by Robert Wadsworth Lowry. "No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that refuge clinging; Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing?" This truth has been authentic for me during this time of grief and loss. 

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A Word to the Beloved

Friday, May 14, 2021

Dearly beloved,

Jesus’ teachings on love have one common theme and purpose. The love of Christ is an unconditional welcome, and its purpose is that it is known by its cost when practiced. “By this, everyone will know that you are my disciples if you have love one for another” in John 13:35 is a costly call to discipleship. 

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