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  1. Jay Whitcomb
    December 8, 2015 @ 6:46 am

    You have hit the nail on the head again. My biggest fear is that we will react in a way to all of this in an un-Christ-like manner, and if tha happens, “they” win. Keep your exellent stuff coming! Jay

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    • Rebekah Simon-Peter
      December 23, 2015 @ 10:04 pm

      I hear you Jay. Let’s keep using our hearts and voices to speak the level-headed, if unpopular, word, at times like this. You’d be surprised how many people might actually agree with you…but were just afraid to say it and go against the grain.

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  2. Dennis Shaw
    December 8, 2015 @ 7:13 am

    Rebekah: I think some of this will find its way into my (brief) reflection on our Blue Christmas tomorrow night at Hilltop — thank you …

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    • Rebekah Simon-Peter
      December 23, 2015 @ 10:03 pm

      I hope you were able to use some of this Dennis. Merry Christmas.

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  3. Rita Carter
    December 9, 2015 @ 8:23 pm

    Thank you for these thoughts! I particularly appreciate your final “don’t do” because, as a member of the congregation, I’m always appalled when there is some especially horrific–or even wonderful–event in the community or the world and there is no mention of it at all during worship. Thanks for the reminder that there’s a world out there!

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    • Rebekah Simon-Peter
      December 23, 2015 @ 10:02 pm

      I know, right? In that case, always a good idea to have your hand and voice ready to lift up the concern that may have been neglected.

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  4. Pastor Lesley Matschke
    December 18, 2015 @ 3:15 pm

    Thank you for this article! You wrote from your heart and touched mine. Very relevant and summed up my thoughts and concerns. I appreciate your message and efforts for us!

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    • Rebekah Simon-Peter
      December 23, 2015 @ 10:01 pm

      Thanks Lesley. I’m glad this spoke to you. Let’s not forget to stay fully alive…however painful it may be at times…especially in this season.

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