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Sep 25th, 2017 by Rev. David Boyd

Reflection: September 24

         One of the church sign bloopers that remains stuck in my head, and this has been around for probably 20 years, is, “Don’t let worry kill you; let the church help!” Every few years, a collection of these bloopers, including bulletin bloopers, gets passed around on the internet.

         I would say that there is more than the usual amount of worry around these days. I’ve had a more than a few conversations with people who generally I would identify as worriers, and who have expressed real concern about various things happening in the world, both locally and internationally. It’s hard to gauge how much stock to put into Donald Trump’s latest references to obliterating North Korea; should we be worried about that? Are there enough checks and balances in the US system or the world security system so that the rhetoric of war gets ratcheted down?

         People have expressed worries about the many natural disasters occurring: Mexico, another storm through the Caribbean, record monsoons in Asia, heat in Africa. People are still cleaning up from storms that hit the southern US.

         Locally, people are concerned about the after-effects of fires and what the next years will hold; that article in the Nelson Star a few weeks ago was telling—someone who thought her yard was ok with respect to an interface fire and it wasn’t after the fire department visited. I’ve visited a few people who are nearing the end of their time to move to the Great Life beyond this life. People are anxious about health concerns and about »»

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