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Glimpses of Grace

The Thanksgiving Prayer

Dear Friends,   May this be our prayer as we approach Thanksgiving Day.   The Thanksgiving Prayer O heavenly Father, who provides all good gifts:             I thank You for food and remember the hungry;             I thank You for health and… Read the rest

Prayer for a Troubled World

Dear Friends,   Last Sunday I led us in payer after the ISIS attacks in Paris. May it prompt us all to pray for our world.     “Fret not because of the wicked, do not be impressed by the… Read the rest

Glimpses of…Rain

Last Thursday I was down at the bus stop with our grandson Jamie, me and a cluster of other parents and grandparents and children. We were waiting for the school bus as we do each day.  But this day would… Read the rest

The Story Behind the Story

Those who were in worship last Sunday saw a dramatic presentation of the parable of the Good Samaritan. A young man named Devin Underwood was the narrator, as well as the “preacher” and “church elder” who passed by the man… Read the rest


Several days ago I was doing chores around the house while our grandson Jamie was playing with his superheroes. He moved them around on the windowsill naming them as they interacted. I heard their names – “Superman…Batman…The Flash…Green Lantern…Wonder Woman…” … Read the rest

The sun shined…and so did the Son

Last Sunday morning I woke up to rain. About 5 am as I stepped outside, the heavens opened up. First thought: what will we do about the outdoor service and the picnic? All the plans, the work, the anticipation. The… Read the rest

A Prayer for Students…and All of Us

Dear Friends,   As we begin the school year this week, here is a prayer for our use:   A Prayer for Students…and All of “Us”   For the opportunity to learn, we thank You Lord… sort of We do… Read the rest

Glimpses of…Patience

Wow! It has been a long time since you’ve heard from me in a Glimpses!   That is what happens when I’m away on mission in Africa, recovering from and responding to the trip, working with leaders and helpers as… Read the rest

Pray for Missionaries

Friends,   Today Pastor John and a team from Pittsburgh Presbytery are leaving for a two-week mission trip to Malawi, Africa. Please join me in praying for them daily. Pray for safety, energy, and strength. Even more, pray for what… Read the rest

Prayers for Charleston

Glimpses of Grace…  “Out of the depths have I cried out to You, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.”  (Psalm 130:1-2) These words are my heartfelt prayer as I… Read the rest
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