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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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Love Makes A Bridge: Many Bridges are Needed

In today’s worship service I shared a quote from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: What is needed is the realization that power without love is reckless and abusive and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Where is the Love? part 2

I have always been a relatively optimistic person.  I see the silver linings in situations, I see hope on even the farthest horizon, and I believe that people are inherently good, at the core.  I abhor injustice, and I break … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Where is the Love–part 1

This. Slays me. Breaks me. Opens me. Please listen. Again and again. The group, The Black Eyed Peas, has done and re-done this amazing, devastating, healing song.  It is a bridge.  It is a bridge in so many ways.  It … 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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March 27-Awe & Wonder: Fear & Dread

If you search on the phrase “awe and fear” or “awe and dread” there are rich sources and wise writings on how these concepts are intertwined. There are many lessons we can take from the stories of Jesus’ life and the … Continue reading

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March 20-Awe & Wonder: Namaste

Throughout this month I have been paying close attention to the world around me. Noticing small changes, and large changes…  in the trees, bushes, grass, flowers, wildlife. I am in awe of Spring as this area of our Earth awakens … Continue reading

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February 14-Science and Reason: Evolution of Love

When I was a teenager I wrote a lot of poems, mostly about love. It is interesting to look back on those poems now and witness the roller coaster of emotions I felt at that time in my life. On … Continue reading

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Harbor: There’s No Place Like Home

Those big eyes stare at me from the Facebook posts … Ringo, Bailey, Kyleigh, Anastasia, Constance, Harriet, Ross … the list goes on and on. Big, sad, longing eyes of dogs and cats seeking forever homes, posted by friends on … Continue reading

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Harbor: Would You Harbor Me?

Would you harbor me? Would I harbor you? Would you harbor a Christian, a Muslim, a Jew, a heretic, convict, or spy? Would you harbor a runaway woman or child, a poet, a prophet, a king? Would you harbor an … Continue reading

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