December 2019 Monthly Letter

Harriet Tubman Memorial Statue in Harlem, New York. Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist and humanitarian during the American Civil War. 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…

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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

Immediately following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, U.S. airspace was closed. Thousands of travelers were diverted to Gander International Airport. 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…

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September 2019 Monthly Letter

Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin in the Lunar Module. 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”…

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August 2019 Monthly Letter

High School Football Coach Rob Mendes 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…

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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

Jesus Unrolls the Book in the Synagogue, by James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). 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…

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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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April 2019 Monthly Letter

Dear ORM Reconcilers, Do you have peace in your life? Are you a man or woman of peace? Do you sometimes have feelings of anxiety, concerns about paying the bills, health issues, and a number of other things that trouble you? Do you sometimes feel that God is not hearing your prayers? Or that your…

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March 2019 Monthly Letter

Dear ORM Reconcilers, What if Jesus came to your house, knocked on the door and said hello? Would you greet him or drop to the floor? A man name Zacchaeus had the privilege of seeing Jesus face to face. The apostle Luke tells the story. He says, Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A…

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