Month: December 2020

Gift Card Scam – Again

Rev. T. J. Does Not Need Gift Cards

Friends, it’s happening again. It’s that time of year. When the traditions of years’ past come to us in new and wonderful ways. And this time, we yet again have someone impersonating me trying to get you to … read more.

Weekly Message from T. J.

Just One Person

I was Snoopy once. It sounds funny, but it’s true. In high school we did a production of the musical Snoopy!, which is a darling musical about…well…Snoopy, the beloved Peanuts character. One of the things we did to promote the musical in high … read more.

Weekly Message from T. J.

Pieces Be with You

You know what I was missing this week? I was missing the annual holiday “tree” trimming we would do at the church. In some years, we’d have an ukulele choir playing carols while the magnificent bamboo/sheer fabric “tree” was strung with … read more.

Weekly Message from T. J.

Turning it Down

The music wouldn’t stop. In fact, it was getting louder. And as the hours stretched across the day, I couldn’t escape it. A friend visiting our campsite brought with him a very loud speaker that he seemed to take everywhere he went. … read more.

Weekly Message from T. J.

High Hopes

“Whoops there goes another rubber tree plant.” What?

The request that came was not one I was all that used to. Working in New York in publishing at the time, and playing some piano at night in clubs, I’d learned a lot of songs. But … read more.