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A Positive Step in dealing with an Addiction!

Today is drug take back day! It can be a big help to combat drug addiction. Here is a link on more information about today. Take Back DayThe National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and anonymous means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about…


Explore Where God’s Power Can Take You …

Mars & Beyond – Vacation Bible School 2019 I had the joy in doing a greeting as the Mayor of Mars, PA on Saturday, March 23, which was New Year’s Day on the planet Mars, to kick-off unveiling at Unity Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh the new Mars & Beyond Vacation School Bible School materials 2019…


Looking to the Future for Ireland …

What is going to happen in the near future for Ireland? What is worrying the Irish in Britain about Brexit? https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/what-is-worrying-the-irish-in-britain-about-brexit-1.3800293 With the UK possibly pulling out of the European union via Brexit there are a number of different possibilities for the isle.  Simon Coveney, Republic of Ireland minister for foreign affairs and trade, speaks…


Celebrating Stories from Women

International Women’s Day Here is a link for a special day of recognition and awareness … https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ Now some stories from 3-4 special women of various generations … Looking back 91 years with Mavis an international labor leader, give a listen to her legacy … she is special. Click on the audio button below. She…


“The Stench of Prison” …. Reflections from the late Chuck Colson

I was just out of technical school and working at WCBG 1590 AM Radio in Chambersburg, PA, recalling August 9, 1974 when then President Richard Nixon resigned from office, the first (and to date only) U.S. president ever to do so.  I remember NBC  Breaking news frequently interrupting local programming on what was happening in the nation’s…


God Loves You! Valentine’s Weekend

A number of churches on a Sunday near Valentines Day focus on that “God Loves You,” a time to share how God loves us all! It goes without needing to say it, but this should happen not only every Sunday, but everyday. It is a good time to make the connection with young children that…


Football on Our Minds!

Here are some stories of football and hunger that lead us to one of the biggest days of sports and food/snacks of the year! Super Bowl LIII is an upcoming football game between the two-time defending American Football Conference champion New England Patriots and the National Football Conference champion Los Angeles Rams to determine the…


“A holiday for All God’s People” Remembering MLK Jr.

Laura got to know Martin Luther King, Jr.  She shares about being in his presence on Passages.  Listen to the two audio short stories from her below. Here is an audio short story from Lena who grew up in an all white community.  She goes to camp as a youth and then to college to…


What if, a wall was erected that first Christmas?

What kind of Christmas would it have been, if Caesar Augustus erected a wall, so no one could enter Bethlehem of Judea? Wonder if, Egypt, where Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus escaped from King Herod didn’t allow the holy family in? What about a fence or wall blocking that first refugee family? What about immigration this…


Fred Rogers – King Friday and Jingle Bells

Fred Rogers https://www.fredrogers.org/ enjoys being King Friday http://www.neighborhoodarchive.com/mrn/characters/king_friday/index.html with Passages host Dennis Benson https://celebrationrock.wordpress.com/2008/04/11/dennis-benson-always-on-the-cutting-edge/ in ringing in the holiday! The king teaches us how to do the royal version of the holiday favorite Jingle Bells.  Click on the audio file below. https://www.google.com/search?q=jingle+bells&oq=jingle+bells+&aqs=chrome..69i57j35i39j0l4.8004j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Jingle Bells Rock by Bobby Helms https://www.google.com/search?q=jingle+bells+rock&oq=jingle+bells+rock&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.5691j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 A Christmas gift from the Passages…