Category Archives: The Rev. Matthew R. Hanisian

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Last summer, Katie and I spent a week in the Hudson Valley.  While there we took an afternoon to visit FDR’s house and the museum that’s there on the property.  When you walk into the museum there are several walls … Continue reading

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Good Friday

The temptation today is to not stand with the women and the disciple that Jesus loved at the foot of the cross.  The temptation is to turn and run, to lock ourselves into the room upstairs out of fear.  There … Continue reading

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Y’all Come

Growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, I was exposed to a lot of southern hospitality.  We used to joke, “Well, we can SEE the south from Cincinnati, just across the river!”  One of the expressions that seems to have stuck with … Continue reading

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Filling our Hearts

“O God, you have given us the Good News of your abounding love in your Son Jesus Christ: So fill our hearts with thankfulness that we may rejoice to proclaim the good tidings we have received; through Jesus Christ our … Continue reading

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Like Jell-o

This week I don’t think I have anything profound or deeply theological to impart with my Daily Cup.  However, I would like to offer some wisdom that came to me once that might prove to be helpful in the days … Continue reading

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Put Those Wretches to a Miserable Death

“They said to him, ‘He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the harvest time.’ Jesus said to them, ‘Have you never read in the … Continue reading

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What NOW God?

The past month has been a tumultuous time at church.  I realize I’m putting that mildly for some and that perhaps for others there hasn’t been a sense of turbulence.   With that as the backdrop, I had a moment … Continue reading

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