Category Archives: Compassion

Pain & Grief election style

It’s my honor to know 3 young women who have shared transparent and very vulnerable stories this past week. Their stories may be yours, or very similar, or they may not resonate at all.  As humans we need empathy for … Continue reading

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One Tribe y’all

Gotta love the Black Eyed Peas. I sure wish this resonated with more people. Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh! Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh! Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh! Oh-whoa-oh! One Tri, One Tri, One tribe, one time, one planet, one race Its all one blood, don’t care about your face The … Continue reading

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when we say God is just ~

I’m reading Outlaw Christian by Jacqueline Bussie, and it is life-giving and authentic. Nothing sugar-coated or cliché. I love that, as so much of westernized Christianity is chock full of cliché, and small god mindedness. Right now, during this political … Continue reading

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Happiest of Birthdays!!! **29**

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLI! I am so grateful for you, and thrilled to see and know the person you have become. You are a talented, compassionate, intelligent woman, capable of great empathy. < In a world in which empathy is in … Continue reading

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Opinions and thoughtful rhetoric–

I really do try to share thoughtful and thought provoking articles on Facebook, especially when I want to have a record of them for future reference. I do not post them to create a debate or try to change anyone’s mind. … Continue reading

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On unnecessary outrage and fear toward Supreme Court decisions~

This past week so many posts flooded my news feed about recent Supreme Court decisions. Most were fair, balanced, compassionate, and loving, regardless if the author agreed with the Court. Yet, one of many posts by people in ‘Christian’ leadership … Continue reading

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On things that melt my heart~

On a day my heart is broken, something like this awakens my soul and melts my heart. Heart mended.  Alli Smith shared Act SPU‘s photo. 1 hr · Edited ·  Here is my baby brother with students from Seattle.  He called me late Monday night in … Continue reading

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On the life of Alli~

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLI! I remember the day you were born like it was yesterday, even though it was 28 years ago. Truly one of the best days of my life – the day I became a Mom. You started me … Continue reading

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On turning 55 ~ tomorrow

Yep, that’s my new number. Rather surreal. This morning I was thinking about life, and the life and death of Kayla Mueller. This young woman had spent the past several years serving ‘the least of these,’ in a part of … Continue reading

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On grieving and responding to grief, especially during the holidays~

A dear friend shared this article with me today. She is no stranger to deep grief. When she shares her heart, I listen. She has been a great teacher over the past 5 years on how to respond better to … Continue reading

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