Dear Friends,

On the Sunday after Christmas, I ended the informal dialogue with Pastor Doug during our worship service with a short statement written by some anonymous author years ago, that he or she had given the simple title of "Today." I thought I might share it here in print with you as we are still in the beginning stages of a New Year, and as we try as Christians to make each day count. Here it is:



Mend a quarrel. Search out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a love letter. Share some treasure. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in a word or deed.

Keep a promise. Find the time. Forego a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Listen. Apologize if you were wrong. Try to understand. Flout envy. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Appreciate, be kind, be gentle. Laugh a little more.

Deserve confidence. Take up arms against malice. Decry complacency. Express your gratitude. Worship your God. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love. Speak it again. Speak it still again. Speak it still once again.


May 2022 be a meaningful and hopeful year for you as you seek to live each day to the full.

Grace and Hope,

Pastor Duane