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03 Aug A New Way of Seeing…Ourselves, Others, & the World

Second Sight Sometimes, you need the ocean light, and colors you’ve never seen before painted through an evening sky. Sometimes you need your God to be a simple invitation, not a telling word of wisdom. Sometimes you need only the first shyness that comes from being shown things far beyond your understanding, so that you...

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26 Jul The Power of Penetrating Questions

Questions.  Really good questions.  Teachers, therapists, leaders, and parents all know the power of a good question.  I am not talking about fact-finding questions, though they certainly have their place.  And I am certainly not talking about nosy questions. I am thinking of penetrating questions,...

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19 Jul Shakespeare, Decluttering, and Transitions

Sometimes my mind totally baffles me.  For instance, lately there is a phrase that keeps rolling around in my head:  “Now is the winter of our discontent.”  This was the opening line in a speech delivered by Gloucester in William Shakespeare’s Richard III.  Nearly four...

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02 Jul Reflections of the 4th of July

While Pastor Michelle is on vacation, we are reposting some of the "best of" her blogposts. This post - a reflection no the 4th of July, was from July 2, 2017: This year was a very low-key 4th of July celebration at my house. Having...

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27 Jun Summer Encounters with God

With the arrival of Memorial Day this past weekend, summer has begun, albeit “unofficially.” In my neighborhood, pools opened, grills fired on all cylinders, lawn mowers and weed-whackers roared to life. On my way to church, I shared the road with numerous motorcycle riders who...

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21 Jun Living Your Life…NOW

I recently became aware of two “clubs” that I didn’t know existed. Neither of these clubs is one that people join by choice. Instead, we are thrust in to them through no fault of our own. Membership in these clubs is life-changing. We are never...

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