Dangerous Feasts… Rev. Dee Ledger, October 15, 2017

Think for a minute about the last time that you hosted a party at your house.  Maybe it was just a small gathering of friends, or perhaps it was a large shin-dig, a celebration of some special event in your family, or an occasion that marked a birthday, an anniversary, a retirement, or a promotion. … [Read More]

Raising our Lament…Rev. Dee Ledger, October 8th, 2017

There are times when God and I are not on speaking terms.  At these times, we have an understanding, God and I.  When I see a week unfold like this past week, I will not speak too quickly of God’s loving heart or God’s compassion for this world.  I can’t.  It is too soon for… [Read More]

Changed Minds, Changed Lives…Rev. Dee Ledger, October 1, 2017

Several years ago, I attended an ordination in which a very unusual event happened.  The ordinand, a young man being officially ordained into Christian ministry, had a pie gently thrown into his face.  At the time, I remember thinking that the one doing the pie throwing had performed an audacious and somewhat foolish act.  At… [Read More]

An Angel at Our Back; Rev. Dee Ledger, September 17, 2017

When working on a dementia unit, I learned through the nursing staff and others, how reassuring it can be to remind patients of their own history, their own past. When dementia and other diseases try to strip humans of their identity, memory photos, songs, memory-books, and stories either of happier times or of struggles overcome… [Read More]

Pain Relief for Humankind, Rev. Dee Ledger, September 10, 2017

As many of you are aware, addiction to prescription painkillers is on the rise.  The same drugs that can alleviate suffering can also become the agents for suffering.  The government estimates that roughly 1.9 million Americans were hooked on opiates in 2013.[1]   And many of those opiates were initially prescribed by doctors for legitimate pain… [Read More]

Words Matter… Rev. Dee Ledger, August 20, 2017

Fresh water… it is something that is sorely lacking in many parts of the world.  Something that we sometimes, maybe often, take for granted.  Water that we use for drinking, bathing, and cleaning dishes or clothes.  Water that we do not have to travel very far to get; water that is available upon demand—our demand. … [Read More]

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