Mick’s Memo

Mick’s CV Memo – Dwelling in the Shelter

While in a family zoom meeting including my brother-in-law (a Chittenango native and pastor in Pennsylvania) he recommended we reflect on Psalm 91 considering the pandemic. It is a Psalm that has brought comfort to many who have been engaged in the dangers of warfare, so I have been familiar with it.  But I have […]

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Mick’s CV Memo – Weathering Storms

Scripture records two separate incidents of Jesus and the disciples caught in frightening storms on Galilee. The Sight and Sound presentation “Jesus” graphically portrayed one of them when Jesus was walking on the water and called Peter out of the boat.  The other tells of Jesus sleeping through the storm when the disciples are beside […]

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Mick’s CV Memo – Enduring Hope

We are a generation that prefers instant gratification.  We want our computers and phones to boot up instantaneously if not faster.  We want to be in shorter waiting lines at stores, no waiting rooms at the doctor’s office and commercial free entertainment.  Give us quick devotional ideas (no more than 140 characters in a tweet!); […]

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Mick’s CV Memo – Disciples’ Feet

Jesus final week was packed with conflict and final instructions.  The gospel records of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John have many overlapping accounts of those events and yet the three  “synoptic” gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke (the earlier ones), omit an event unique to John’s account—the washing of the disciples’ feet.  We believe each writer […]

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Mick’s CV Memo – A Model for Facing Fear

When heavily expected outcomes are achieved in sports, a common metaphor is to claim that “David Slew Goliath”.  But it is not just a metaphor, it is a fact of history that David, when about 17 years old, killed a seasoned warrior giant named Goliath.  And he did it in front of a valley full […]

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