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Your Plate

You are about to fill your plate at the party or potluck dinner. You tell yourself, like you always do, that you will not over do it. Little by little, with only a bit of this and that, it happens. The empty plate you started with is soon over-filled with small amounts of good things.… Continue reading Your Plate

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We Have This Spirit

I walked into worship this week with my emotions swirling. On Friday, there was another school shooting. These shootings cause me to be unable to breathe or even to string my thoughts together. This time, the shooting was in Texas. This time, it was in the high school in Santa Fe, Texas where our daughter… Continue reading We Have This Spirit

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MLK Day 2015

I saw the movie Selma over the weekend.  I was both deeply moved and greatly horrified. The theater was packed.  The woman sitting to my left was a stranger to me.  She was African-American.  I noticed we both cried at the same points in the movie.  I just think our tears may have been for different reasons.… Continue reading MLK Day 2015

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Time Out

In football games, a time out is for re-grouping, strategizing, managing the clock, drinking Gatorade and sometimes just for messing with the game plan of your opponent. In child rearing, a time out is to remove a child from his/her cycle of behavior; to teach him/her what is not acceptable through a bit of negative… Continue reading Time Out