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january sounds like…

January sounds like a good month to move. Well, not really. I mean, the chance of bad weather… who wants to carry boxes, and load a truck in the snow, tracking mud and wet in the houses (old and new), … Continue reading

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when i heard it, i thought…

“When I heard it, I thought…” That was the prompt at a recent writer’s group I attended. Nothing came to mind at first, so I just played with it until something bubbled up. Here’s what came out (only slightly polished): … Continue reading

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time warp

Recently I experienced a sense that the calendar pages were flying off the wall faster than they ever had before. It was a new thing, different than other time-bendy, speedy experiences I’d had. And I’ve had plenty of those. I’ve … Continue reading

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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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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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