It’s easy to criticize, and three weeks does not a lifetime make, but I am emotionally perceptive, observant and empathetic; and I am certain people are treating one another better in southern Italy than we are here in the States. It could be the weather. It’s warm and sunny in southern Italy. I’ve always found…Read more A Couple of Things I Learned on Vacation
Hey, white people! How do we heal racism?
Our churches are empty, and if M. Scott Peck is right and all things of significance are over-determined then there’s more than one reason for that. Mom and Dad no longer shine your patent leather shoes and take you to Sunday school while they head upstairs to listen to Rev. Bailey. It’s no longer…Read more We’re a Community Based Organization that Worships!
A podcast sponsored by our wonderful friends at Leahy Funeral Home. Steven Gottlieb is the good friend reading the copy between stories. Hope you enjoy and donate to Caring Hands P.O. Box 1099 Kingston, NY 12402
I can’t believe you aren’t here to see spring bloom, to fuss with flowerpots on your railing garden and pinch the tiny faces in your snapdragon patch. Who will sit under the umbrella on your deck where you will sit forever in my mind, poised in your sunglasses, ready to catch the shimmer of gentle…Read more For Victoria
Dearest family & friends, We are gathered here, amid the beauty of nature, and in the presence of God, to unite Katharine & Benjamin in marriage. Yet, the joy and hope and excitement of this moment beat against a gulf of loss and sorrow. Just days ago, we lost our beloved Victoria, mother of the…Read more Introduction to the Wedding
With blessings for Ryan and Marisa... Love grows and bends and stretches wide to teach us new rituals and traditions, to show us new faces in a family and new hands held tight, jumping over a broom. Love stretches across the room and through the neighborhood, across nationality and gender and race and the name…Read more Excerpt from a Wedding Homily