Mick’s Memo

Mick’s Memo – “Honor” Dialogue

If you missed last week’s services, I want to urge you to take in Pastor Doug Bullock’s message on our website (crossroadscny.org; sermon archives).  The message and its implications are still messing with my head. I find myself frequently violating the clear principles of what it means to give honor appropriately.  I tend to speak […]

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Mick’s Memo – A Peak at the Finish Line

Runners are foolish if they don’t consider the nature of the contest before they choose to compete.  They need to recognize the criteria for competition.  They need to know the course length to set a pace. They need to know the layout and obstacles to navigate safely and efficiently.  They need to be able to […]

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Mick’s Memo – Summer Stress

I doubt I’m the only one, but I find summer to be a little stressful.  It seems we Central New Yorkers are programmed to pile a spectrum of events into a 2-3 month period of the year—camping trips and other vacations, class reunions, family reunions, weddings, anniversaries, VBS, sports clinics and camps, landscaping and vegetable […]

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Mick’s Memo – Bits and Pieces

I want to express my and Betsy’s appreciation for so many expressions of love in the past couple weeks.  Betsy’s surgery went very well, and she is already experiencing improvement in the symptoms she was experiencing.  We appreciate the prayers, notes, meals and inquiries showing your love and concern.  I’m grateful to Rob Douglas and […]

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Mick’s Memo – The Eagle Landed (50 years ago)

This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the first human walk on the moon.  As a teen about to enter my final year of High School I remember watching in wonder as Neil Armstrong gave the famous statement, “Tranquility base here, the Eagle has landed.”  That event was the culmination of a massive effort by […]

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