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Finding Joy on Fifth Avenue

November 19th, 2011 · Comments Off on Finding Joy on Fifth Avenue · Faith and the City

This past Monday, in a televised ceremony held on the front steps of our church, a switch was flipped and the UNICEF snowflake that hangs over Fifth Avenue was lit. To many, the lighting of this huge, sparkling ornament signals the beginning of the holidays here in New York. As much as I love the […]

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The New York Stress Exchange

February 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on The New York Stress Exchange · Faith and the City

This past Wednesday, I asked my barber, a quiet Italian guy at this classic, red-and-white twisty pole, barbershop on Lexington, what he thought about stress.  “Peter, what gives people stress?”  After a few more snips, he responded, “Too much work, and not enough work.”  I thought that was a pretty good answer. Later the same […]

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