I Never Knew You

Posted: 01/20/2017

Robert Hanssen fit the favored profile of J. Edgar Hoover’s idea of a G-Man:  a father of six, a devout Catholic, conservative, and a staunch anti-communist.  But sometimes things are not as they seem.  On a late afternoon in February […]

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Drawing Jesus in Our Image

Posted: 01/13/2017

Genesis 1:26 tells us “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness…’” What people have generally done is the opposite by casting God in our image.  The most popular iconic figure for artists and sculptors […]

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No Pain, No Gain

Posted: 01/08/2017

The venerable Avon Malone was fond of saying, “Bodily exercise profiteth little, but I need the little that it profiteth.”  Joe Decker would likely agree.  Decker is a 31-year-old fitness trainer from Gaithersburg, Maryland.  One day he decided to become […]

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The Rare Air of Perfectionism

Posted: 12/30/2016

  The great memories I have of Michigan summers and autumns are somewhat blunted by the painful recollections of the ballyhooed winters of the Great Lake State.   (I didn’t say any­    thing about spring because Michigan knows nothing of this […]

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Christmas

Posted: 12/16/2016

(Editor’s Note – Every year at this time I read the words of the late Reuel Lemmons on the subject of Christmas. My hope is that the following thoughts bless you as much as they have blessed me. ~ Chuck) […]

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PV Announces 2017 Theme: Share

Posted: 12/09/2016

Whether you like it or not, the Christmas season is upon us!  Some dread this time of year while others look forward to it and agree with Andy Williams when he says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” […]

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Learning Communities 2017

Posted: 12/02/2016

We were blessed in 2016 with an historic gamechanger in our Sunday morning classes. PV Learning Communities enabled each adult to choose a la college electives what subject to study, in multi-generational settings, with dedicated, creative teachers. For 2017 many […]

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Wasted Life

Posted: 11/25/2016

Lenny Bruce said that America is a nation of folks who like to get high.  Some might take issue with this; however, when you survey the amount of drugs taken in this country, it is hard to argue.  Drug abuse […]

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I am Thankful

Posted: 11/18/2016

Thanksgiving is wonderful and for all kinds of reasons.  To begin with, it has the commendable effect of staving off Christmas. Whereas in Britain the Christmas shopping season seems nowadays to kick off around about the August bank holiday, Christmas […]

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Whose Builder and Maker is God

Posted: 11/11/2016

And yet Tyson and most of his colleagues seem quite certain that there is no God.  James Hewitt tells of a family of mice who lived in a large piano: In their piano-world came the music of the instrument, filling […]

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