Author: Carmine Russo

Carmine Russo obtained his undergraduate degree at Adelphi University in health and physical education in 1972 and later a Master’s degree in Health Education from Brooklyn College in 1984. He taught in the New York City Public School system from December 1972 until retiring in 2006 after 34 years of service. He came into contact with The Worldwide Church of God in 1975 and was baptized in 1977 while attending the Brooklyn/Queens congregation. He was ordain a deacon in 1986 and was later ordain into the ministry as a local elder in 1990. Presently, Carmine is one of two elders working with the non-affiliated, and unincorporated, members of a Westchester Church of God congregation. They provide Sabbath and Holy Day services to a group of around 20 local members as well as several online participants. Carmine has been happily married to his wife Janice since 1989 and they have two sons. He currently resides in Columbia County, New York.
05 Jan 2022

Thinking Well, Part 3: What Truth Are You Afraid Of?

The truth is a stubborn thing. It is true whether we believe it or not. It resists consensus; it is not impressed or intimidated by office, rank, or power; it is impervious to feelings. Agreement with others may comfort us, but it has no impact on what is true. It doesn’t matter how strongly we […]

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31 Dec 2020

Thinking Well, Pt 2: Do You Believe in Magic?

I grew up in the 1950’s and 60’s. The days of 33’s and 45’s. These were the days when a hit record was actually something that you could hold in your hand. The Lovin’ Spoonful had a hit record back in 1965. I was a junior at Lafayette High School in Brooklyn, New York (just thought I’d throw in […]

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24 Feb 2020

Thinking Well, Part I

We are thinking all the time. Even while asleep, neurons in the brain are firing nearly as much as they do during waking hours. Yet, most often, we are not consciously aware of how we think, what we are thinking, and why we think the way we do. Thinking well is critical to the success we experience in this life, both physically and spiritually. The […]

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