February 2020 Monthly Letter

Dear Reconcilers, February is Black History Month. We thought this would be a good time to highlight three of our chapter leaders who have stepped up to make a difference in their congregations and their communities. We will be looking back in order to move forward. In 1999, Tom Pickett started working in reconciliation in…

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January 2020 Monthly Letter

Dear ORM Reconciler, Another year has come and gone. I would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy year. One evening last month, I looked out of my kitchen window and saw a large, bright moon. The next day I heard it was the last full moon of the decade. That…

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December 2019 Monthly Letter

Dear ORM Reconcilers, Recently, I went to see a movie about the life of Harriet Tubman. She was known as the “Conductor of the Underground Railroad,” after having escaped slavery herself, with the help of a kind white lady. As a free woman, Ms. Tubman decided to go to Pennsylvania, and later moved to Philadelphia, where she…

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November 2019 Monthly Letter

Dear ORM Reconcilers,                                                               Recently, I was thinking about Jesus, focusing on His willingness to come from heaven to earth to live and die for us human beings. This thought came to mind after I read a magazine article about the U.S. Navy SEALS, an elite military unit that is trained to face the most…

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October 2019 Monthly Letter

Dear ORM Reconcilers, As the nation came together once again on September 11 to remember nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in 2001, I was very surprised at the realization that it has been 18 years since it happened. I thought about where I was on that fateful day. I was in Dallas, Texas…

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September 2019 Monthly Letter

Dear ORM Reconcilers, The world has rightly celebrated the astonishing event of summer, 1969 when Apollo’s moon landing took us literally out of this world.  There is an interesting ORM sidelight to all this which Reconcile Neil Earle reports to us this month. “All One—For a Brief Season” Though we have always been space travelers…

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August 2019 Monthly Letter

Dear ORM Reconcilers, I often talk with people who say that they are too old, they don’t get out much, or their health is not very good. I encourage them to call someone or send a card to let that person know you will be praying for him or her. God cares about those acts…

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July 2019 Monthly Letter

Dear ORM Reconcilers, I hope you are doing well, and basking in the blessings of the Lord and His wonderful care. May we continue to pray for each either. I pray for you. We all need prayer in this broken world! While preparing for this letter, I discovered a small Biblically-based book that piqued my…

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June 2019 Monthly Letter

Dear ORM Reconcilers, I hope this message finds you in good hearth and basking in the blessings of the Lord. My family and I are doing well, thank the Lord. We pray for you and your families and we appreciate your prayers for us. I ran across this message below and found it to be…

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May 2019 Monthly Letter

Dear ORM Reconcilers, I got a short message from my Jewish friend, Jerry who heard about three churches being burned in Opelousas, Louisiana. He said, “Seems like every day I hear about increases of violence, racism and anti-Semitism. Such a terrible thing that churches would be burned. I thought we were moving past this kind…

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