Author Archive: John Spiridigliozzi

Mick’s Memo – Oz Reflections—A Heart

This is the final installment unpacking the “Oz virtues”. Having looked at “Courage” and “A Brain”, this week we focus on “A Heart”.  The Tin Man, with an empty chest cavity, was on a quest to have the capacity for emotional response. Interestingly at the end, he confirms that his quest was successful because Dorothy’s […]

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Mick’s Memo – Oz Reflections – A Brain

This is a second installment on the Oz theme. Last week we looked at “Courage” or “da noive” as the cowardly Lion said.  The Scarecrow was in pursuit of “A Brain”. We could refer to that as a “sound mind”, “understanding”, “discernment”, “wisdom” or “knowledge”.  When we possess such an attribute, it implies that our […]

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Mick’s Memo – Oz Reflections – Courage

As a church that is planted in Chittenango, we are only too aware of the story of Oz and its Wizard. While some have assigned economic editorial content related to the time of L. Frank Baum’s writing, I prefer to look at the virtues of the characters that accompany Dorothy on her quest.  The “brainless” […]

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Mick’s Memo – Sovereign Sub

I acknowledge and understand the subtle (and some less subtle) humorous comments about my “less frequent” preaching over the last few weeks.  Last weekend was an added absence because I felt I owed Pastor Doug Bullock a reciprocal favor for his willingness to preach for our 20th Anniversary celebration. I surveyed the topic wondering who […]

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Mick’s Memo – What’s Next

What’s Next? I hope you were able to attend services last weekend and celebrate the faithfulness of God we have seen for the past 20 years.  I also hope you were able to hear Pastor Doug Bullock’s appropriate challenge to us looking ahead.  If you missed it, I’d encourage you to go to the website […]

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