Author Archive: John Spiridigliozzi

Mick’s Memo – Due Diligence

In his letter to the believers in Rome, before he had ever visited them, the Apostle Paul gave a comprehensive explanation of the truths he believed and taught; as found in chapters 1-11.  His letter then pivoted on an appeal for believers to offer themselves as “living sacrifices” by refusing to be “conformed” and submitting […]

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Mick’s Memo – A Peculiar Truth

Sometimes truth comes to us in strange packages. Solomon, the very wise young King of Israel, became a very foolish and skeptical old King.  Scripture tells us that his excessive accumulation of foreign wives took his heart away from God.  In his writings we call Ecclesiastes, we have a window into the confused and frustrated […]

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Mick’s Memo – Who Do You Play For?

One of the most shocking results in sports history was the “Miracle on Ice”, later the basis for a Disney movie about the USA Men’s Olympic hockey team winning the gold medal in the 1980 winter games.  The Soviet hockey team was considered unbeatable after 16 years of dominance over all forms of hockey—amateur and […]

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Mick’s Memo – My Hopes for 2019

Looking back on 2018 I am encouraged, surprised, thankful and saddened.  Milestone events have transpired, progress has been made on many fronts, and new friends have been made.  I’ve seen growth in others—their faith, their marriages, their character and their progress toward greater Christlikeness.  Our expansion project has gone from just some trenches with concrete […]

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Mick’s Memo – Is Hope Rational?

Looking at recent headlines, whether local, national, or international, is not exactly a recipe for “tidings of comfort and joy”.  They tell of mounting numbers of urban shootings, unstable stock market, increasingly polarized politics, global conflict and increasingly hostile rhetoric. Need I list more?  Yet we are taking our annual pause for reflections on the […]

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