From the Rev

From the Rev, April 27, 2016

Dear Friends,
When I come into the office each morning I am often following a preschooler and one of their parents bringing them to school. The other day I was walking behind a Mom and her daughter. The Mom was carrying her daughter’s backpack while her little girl alternately walked holding her mother’s hand and letting go to skip ahead or walk along the stones of the community garden like she was a gymnast on a balance beam. Laughter filled both that moment and each of the little girl’s steps. I smiled as I took in this beautiful scene and remembered such walks with my own children…more

From the Rev, April 13, 2016

Dear Friends,

There seems to be so much blaming, finger-pointing, belittling and shouting going on these days. The ones over there…they are the problem. It’s all their fault. It would all be better if they would just leave or shut up or go away….more

From the Rev, April 6, 2016

Dear Friends,
I read somewhere that it takes 10,000 hours to master any craft such as playing an instrument or making furniture or writing poetry. That’s probably true. And it leads me to wonder about other parts of our lives as well….more

From the Rev, March 30, 2016

Dear Friends,

The world is full of a lot of crazy, awful stuff. I know that. I read and listen to the news. I stand with and pray for people who walk through what the Bible describes as the valley of the shadow of death. When you read the headlines or stand in sorrowful places, when you see what human beings can do to each other, you can begin to believe that the whole world is going to hell in a hand basket….more

From the Rev, March 23, 2016

Join Rev. Curry and other men of the church for early morning fellowship and prayer every Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. This is especially designed for working men and will end at 8 AM sharp. A wide range of topics are discussed. Come gather with this diverse group of men….more

From the Rev, March 9, 2016

Dear Friends,

One of the reasons I know you read these weekly emails is because you know I’m always right. That what I say is absolutely true. That I alone have the answer, the solution to the subject at hand. That you know you would be wasting your time telling me what you think….more

From the Rev, February 10, 2016

Dear Friends,

Several weeks ago in one of our church services, I introduced as one of our new members a young woman, now in her early thirties, whom I baptized when she was a baby and I was a new preacher at my church in Palm Harbor. Next month I will have the privilege of baptizing her baby. Talk about making me feel old! But also making me feel so good about the “ connectedness” of life. Here we were meeting again some thirty years later…

From the Rev, February 2, 2016

Dear Friends,

Ever since I announced my upcoming retirement I have received many wonderful notes of love and concern…and lots of advice too. I have yet to hear anyone say “Don’t do it, you will hate retirement!” A friend who retired two years ago wrote: “Two years into it and past the honeymoon stage of retirement, I’m still loving every minute of it! Every day brings new possibilities. …more

From the Rev, January 27, 2016

Dear Friends,

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and suddenly realize they aren’t hearing a word you’re saying? I dare say we all have had that experience and, if we’re honest, we’ve been the guilty one. So, do you want to change the world today? Look at someone and really listen when they talk to you. That’s it. Looking at someone when you talk to them in a room full of other people is one of the easiest ways to change the world by loving people….more

“Happy New Year!” from the Rev, December 30, 2015

Dear Friends,

Tomorrow it begins…the countdown that will take us from 2015 to 2016.  We have lived one full year or 12 months or 52 weeks or 365 days or 8,760 hours or 525,600minutes or 31,536,000 seconds.  We are one year older.  If you are young, you’ve grown an inch or two in height and maybe added a shoe size.  If you are on the older side of life, like me, you’ve gotten grayer or maybe slowed down a bit.  It’s an amazing trip, this journey of life.  The days can’t be stopped or frozen.  Time moves on and there’s no turning back the clock. …more