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Rev. Andrew H. Borden posted a blog post

FOLLOWING A LEAD

A group of ducks was enjoying the harbor water at Cape Porpoise a couple of weeks ago as Karen and I took in the scene. Something to notice in the picture is that they were gathered together and appear to be following a “lead” among them, flowing in the direction chosen. There are many paths that can be followed in life,…See More
Tuesday
Rev. Andrew H. Borden posted a blog post

TONGUES OF FIRE

Karen and I find solace along the Southern Maine coastline and can be found there each summer, usually for far too short a time.I grew up summers in those parts beginning about 1965, where sky and water appear to blend as one at the horizon, seemingly unifying creation as the cool breeze surrounds you and the wave motion…See More
Aug 19
Rev. Andrew H. Borden posted a blog post

BEYOND NATIONALISM

We are all children of God and the writer of Ephesians tells us through belief in Christ we are “… citizens of the household of God.” 2:19 NRSVThere is inclusivity here, no exclusive theology where it is dependent upon member citizens of the kingdom believing in a particular way just who God is, but EVERYONE who…See More
Jul 29
Rev. Andrew H. Borden posted a blog post

OBLIVIOUS

As I stood in front of the church yesterday a sparrow caught my eye fluttering over the street with a prize hanging from its beak; it circled a moment and then dropped to the asphalt and placed what looked like a large piece of bread at its feet, initially oblivious to the truck now roaring towards it from the…See More
Jul 16
Rev. Andrew H. Borden posted a blog post

BREATHING AND LIFE

We breathe. Most of the time, if we’re healthy, it is second-nature with no thought about it. Yet, when we catch a cold and our noses plug up our thoughts can turn to the increased difficulty. And people with more chronic breathing challenges are faced with that reality…See More
Jul 10
Rev. Andrew H. Borden posted a blog post

PATCHED UP

This morning I had my walk and headed into the shower. Upon coming out I reached over to pick up my glasses and all that came away was the bow; a stress crack had severed the connection at the hinge.First I was surprised, then really grateful thanking God this hadn’t happened while I was “on the road”.Sometimes life hits a…See More
Jul 2
Rev. Andrew H. Borden posted a blog post

FORGIVENESS EQUALITY

Following the tragedy in Charleston, SC the families of the victims were able to confront the alleged shooter. What has been reported and shown in video accounts is no less than the amazing grace which is God shining through disciples whose faith-centered hearts ground their living; forgiveness of the shooter and prayers for his…See More
Jun 25
 

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FOLLOWING A LEAD

A group of ducks was enjoying the harbor water at Cape Porpoise a couple of weeks ago as Karen and I took in the scene. Something to notice in the picture is that they were gathered together and appear to be following a “lead” among them, flowing in the direction chosen.

 

There are many…

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Posted by Rev. Andrew H. Borden on August 25, 2015 at 12:46pm

TONGUES OF FIRE

Karen and I find solace along the Southern Maine coastline and can be found there each summer, usually for far too short a time.

I grew up summers in those parts beginning about 1965, where sky and water appear to blend as one at the horizon, seemingly unifying creation as the cool breeze surrounds you…

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Posted by Rev. Andrew H. Borden on August 19, 2015 at 4:51pm

BEYOND NATIONALISM

We are all children of God and the writer of Ephesians tells us through belief in Christ we are “… citizens of the household of God.” 2:19 NRSV

There is inclusivity here, no exclusive theology where it is dependent upon member citizens of the kingdom believing in a particular way just who God is,…

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Posted by Rev. Andrew H. Borden on July 29, 2015 at 3:20pm

OBLIVIOUS

As I stood in front of the church yesterday a sparrow caught my eye fluttering over the street with a prize hanging from its beak; it circled a moment and then dropped to the asphalt and placed what looked like a large piece of bread at its feet, initially oblivious to the truck now roaring towards it from…

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Posted by Rev. Andrew H. Borden on July 16, 2015 at 3:04pm

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ONGOING REFORM-ATION

October 26th Worship…Continue

Started by Rev. Andrew H. Borden Oct 23, 2014.

Humbleness

The tensions in our world include the possibility of hostage taking. Recently journalists were released who were simply trying to objectively provide reporting on conditions that needed a wider world…Continue

Tags: patience, ELCA, love, grace

Started by Rev. Andrew H. Borden Jun 9, 2011.

The meltdown...

So, when I got to church early this morning I noticed a strange odor coming from the chapel area and my office (on the other side of the wall). I checked out both areas and nothing really seemed…Continue

Tags: faith, ELCA, Spirit, Holy, trust

Started by Rev. Andrew H. Borden Jun 1, 2011.

Reality check

Lady GAGA is really popular now, as evidenced by the turn out @ Rockefeller Center on The Today Show this morning.Jesus was as popular, or more, in his day, drawing huge crowds, preaching, teaching,…Continue

Started by Rev. Andrew H. Borden Jul 9, 2010.

 
 
 

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