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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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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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May 1-Belonging: Someplace We Belong

Outwitted: He drew a circle that shut me out – heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win: we drew a circle that took him in!        — Edwin Markham When … 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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Mother’s Day – The Grove: Giving

“Once there was a tree and she loved a little boy very, very much – even more than she loved herself.”  ~Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree  If you look closely, honestly at your relationship with your mother, regardless of the … Continue reading

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The Library: Overdue

I have a very bad habit of keeping my library books for longer than the allotted borrowing period.  Sometimes it is because I haven’t had the time to read them, but more often than not it is simply because I … Continue reading

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The Garden: Coexist

So often, when we think of the creatures of the earth, we consider ourselves apart from all the rest.  There are humans, and then there are all the rest of the non-human animals in The Garden (whom we call simply … Continue reading

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Departures: The Gift in Good-Bye

“The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we’ve lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we’ve found each other. … 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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