Author Archives: Mindy

i choose love

Some things that have been percolating on the back burner of my mind and heart have bubbled over recently. Questions. Ponderings… How do I separate my understanding of/belief in Jesus from my understanding of/experience with Christians and Christianity? So much … Continue reading

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quiet leadership

I’ve heard and read so much criticism of Obama’s leadership. He is accused of being weak, indecisive, naïve, misguided. Frankly, I admire the man for his collaborative style and behind the scenes, quiet leadership. I’d rather we save the “who’s … Continue reading

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you say you want a revolution…

What if the revolution really is happening? I’ve read the doom and gloom predictions that the U.S. is due to fall, if for no other reason than the fact that no empire has lasted more than about 200 years. I … Continue reading

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one illness away…

I was privileged to hear a lecture today given by a man who studies poverty. Some interesting a-ha moments for me: He explained that trends in poverty are usually measured as a net percentage, as in, the number of people … Continue reading

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let me tell you a story

A few years ago I picked up a book called In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. I’ve always been drawn to the story and stories of the indigenous American people. One of my favorite books growing up was about a … Continue reading

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insomnia

I woke up at 4am yesterday and couldn’t get back to sleep. I thought of this poem, which I’d written in the wee hours of some other sleepless night long ago. insomnia soar? sit sog.   sadness.   silly. sickness suffering silence … Continue reading

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once burned… finis

Coming back to my story about rejection from Christian friends (see here for part 1 and here for part 2), I will share that I did decide to reply to my friend. I have no illusions that I will be … Continue reading

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execution

Given the news about Troy Davis’ execution by the state of Georgia last night, I am putting my story about Christian rejection aside for today. I seem to have access to few words myself about Davis’ execution, other than to … Continue reading

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once burned… part 2

Yesterday I shared about an exchange I had with an old friend who found me on facebook. You can see my letter to her here. I promised to share her reply today, and here it is. She interspersed parts of … Continue reading

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once burned, twice shy… and hopefully never bitter

I sure didn’t expect to come to the topic of rejection from Christian friends so soon on my new blog. But the topic came to me. An old friend found me on facebook last week. I was delighted to hear … Continue reading

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