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We, the Church!

Dana (yes, her real name) came out of the kitchen in her diner on Tuesday evening and announced that she would be closing the restaurant at 8:00 p.m. That in itself is not any different from any other night at ...

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Virtual Worship – Together…

Fear of the coronavirus continues to dominate our headlines more than ever. Each day, more restrictions are enacted that will, hopefully, retard the spread of the illness and health officials think that by reducing the size of groups that meet ...

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Sell Out or Stay the Course?

The stock market has been brutal. Today was another horrendous day of losses and people are scared... not only of the stock market, but what is happening in the world at large. So far today, I have received notices from ...

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Desert or Dessert…

Janet and I were discussing the spelling of words this afternoon and we happened to start talking about the difference between walking in the "desert" and wanting "dessert". My mind wandered back to my childhood when one of my early ...

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Escorted by Angels…

As many of you already know, my brother, Doug, and I had a rather sad week-end as we said good-bye to our youngest brother, Ken. Several weeks ago, Ken suffered a cardiac event coupled with several other health issues that ...

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And Then There Were Two of Us…

Normally, you have come to expect an upbeat post to arrive in your mailbox as you live life with the Toussaint family. But the truth of the matter is that I really don't feel like writing this evening. That's because Doug ...

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After “Ordinary Time”…

Well, here we are. It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating Christmas and then the twelve days of Christmas that I wrote about in early January. Then, Epiphany, the celebration and remembrance of the arrival of the wise ...

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The Miracle on Ice…

Forty years ago yesterday, the US Olympic Hockey team defeated the 4-time defending Olympic champions, the team from the USSR. This allowed the US to advance to the finals and two days later, the US beat the team from Finland ...

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Birthday Lights and Sirens!

I turned 67 years old yesterday and after attending a wedding in Orlando last weekend, we drove to Ft. Lauderdale for several days to visit some of our old haunts. We have been coming to Ft. Lauderdale for more than ...

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Our Ninth Anniversary – 1525 Posts Later…

God willing, I will celebrate my 67th birthday this Wednesday, February 19th, nine years to the day after I wrote my first post for Transitions by the Book. For those of you who have been on this journey with me ...

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