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October 13, 2016

Setting: Having been laid off after man years of faithful service, Charlie (C)is angry and bitter, having felt betrayed by the company he invested so much of himself in. Rick, (R) has suggested that Charlie is at a critical crossroads. One road leads to cynicism and bi...

October 4, 2016

Setting:   Charlie sat in silence, thinking to himself, 'D@*! right. Its worse than abandonment.  It's back stabbing...with a smile and a severance to hide the blood.'

Charlie: Those SOB's! 
Rick: Whatdoyamean?
C: I mean exactly what you said. They're a bunc...

September 30, 2016

September 2016 Ministry Update

Dear Friends,

Every once in a while I have what I call a 'weird day.'   It's one of those days

when,  from the moment you wake up, things just seem a few degrees out

of plum. Sometimes in humorous ways.  Here's but one example....

While recent...

September 13, 2016

Charlie began his job search, interviewing with people half his age whose unbridled enthusiasm and corporate sloganeering  seemed akin to a liturgy that he no longer believed in.

It was on his way home from one such interview that he though back to Rick's comment, 'COMP...

September 9, 2016


'THIS is what I get for all those #@*! years of faithful service?!' 

said Charlie. 

Charlie's refrain is one I hear often. I call it, 'Middle Aged Vocational Disillusionment' (aka: MAVD). It seems an epidemic. 

Charlie had labored faithfully, sacrificed significa...

August 29, 2016

A Ministry Reflection from the Daniel Foundation.                     August 2016

Since August is a vacation time for many of the men I visit, August allows me to catch up on some long overdue correspondence.   More important...

August 23, 2016



Political passions are running high. Hillary supporters tell me to vote for their candidate because,  'A crazy man must not be allowed access to the nuclear codes!' Donald's supporters tell me that if I don't vote for him,  'I'm helping t...

July 26, 2016


The iPhone: It simultaneously allows us to know our world better......and our neighbors less.

While waiting to order at Paneras yesterday, I noted that most of my fellow customers had their gazes affixed to their cell phones and, judging by their flurrying fing...

July 18, 2016


I was golfing with a friend of mine on Friday. He works in an ICU unit of a local hospital. After the second hole he asked, 'How can there be a God, with all the suffering in this world?'

Great question. I loved that he asked it. 

I offered him a couple of theol...

June 27, 2016

Dear Friends,

Summer is officially here, and we are engaged in a new internship program done in conjunction with ‘Future Leaders 2Day’ (FL2D), another local non profit run by a member of our church, Chris White.  FL2D works to identify at-risk kids in Phoenixville High...

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