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Filled with Loving Kindness: The Absurdity of Today

(The fires, while very real and truly devastating, are herein used as a metaphor for my feelings about the results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.  Also very real and – from my perspective – truly devastating.)    Wildfires are … Continue reading

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Filled with Loving Kindness: Our House of Loving Kindness

It was a great privilege and an honor to travel to North Dakota this past week to take part in a gathering of over 500 clergy from at least 20 different faith traditions, along with indigenous peoples from well over … Continue reading

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June 5: Listening – The Art of Listening

“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” — David Augsburger, Fuller Theological School In 1993 I participated in a weekend healing workshop in which each person in the workshop had the … Continue reading

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Departures: Baggage Claim

As we progress through life’s journey, we pick up things here and there, and we carry them along with us.  Some of what we collect will make us feel lighter, more capable of easy flight; but much of what we … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Chrysalis

(This post is part two of a trio of posts inspired by butterflies.  Part one can be found here.  Part three can be found here.)    Caterpillars are shape shifters, and the chrysalis phase is when the “magic” happens.  It … Continue reading

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Ecology: Stewards of Life

Similar to arguments against evolution, the Bible is often cited as evidence behind the attitude that man is the “ecological dominant” over all other species of beings on the planet. Genesis 1:26 has been used to justify all manner of … Continue reading

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Ecology: Standing on the Side of Love

Almost three weeks ago, the Atlanta area experienced an “extreme weather event”, the effects of which were so catastrophic that they made national news.  People were stranded for hours on the icy roads, in freezing temperatures, without food or water.  … Continue reading

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Birth: Your Voice

From the day you were born, other people told you what you are.    You’re cute, you’re loud, you’re silly.  You’re the smart one, the skinny one, the slow one.  You are stupid, you’re funny, you’re lazy, you’re handsome, you’re so … Continue reading

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Advent (Joy): Winter’s Solstice

Joy takes on the color of its surroundings.  Today is the shortest day of the year because, as the ancients had it, the Sun is dying.  That is the color of Joy today.  Don’t stop reading.  Joy can, indeed, be … Continue reading

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Storehouse: What are you carrying?

Sometimes I think that abundance may be as much about what we let go of as what we store up.  Perhaps you have seen shows about “hoarding.”  I find it extremely painful to watch those shows, and so I usually … Continue reading

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