Tag Archives: Christian perspective

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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From Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation

It’s deep. He makes you think. I love that he brings in ancient and older Christian thought into his work. We’ve gotten too entrenched in American Christianity, which seems to get further and further from the life of Christ. “every … Continue reading

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seems so obvious

Some things regarding politics and Christianity seem so obvious to me. Such as, hateful and mean rhetoric is not something Jesus espoused, yet it permeates political speech. Or, how does ‘love your neighbor as yourself’ not translate into a generosity … Continue reading

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On the fog of grief

A wonderful book by Dennis Apple, (a man I have never met, but my former neighbor & friend knows him well as a result of intense grief in her life) speaks beautifully on the subject of grief following the sudden … Continue reading

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Good grief and what’s really important

My mom said the other day ‘there’s nothing like paralysis to make you hyper-aware of what’s really important and what to let go.’ That’s a theme that has been on my mind for some time now, long before 2016 started. … Continue reading

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Refuse fear, choose mercy

By Jeanne Damoff       via Ann Voskamp What she said…^ In a World of Increasing Terrorism, What is the Biggest Threat to the Church? When Jeanne Damoff traveled to Kazakhstan in 2013 to speak at a conference for … 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 sweatshops, stuff, stewardship and starfish*

Just been thinking a lot lately about ‘stuff.’ We clearly have too much of it. I have been on a mission this year to clear out one room a month of unnecessary stuff. My new motto is: if it doesn’t … Continue reading

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On the new year (2014)…

“But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead… I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” ~Phil. 3:13-14 Don’t make life harder than it … Continue reading

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Re: Loving our enemies and other easy stuff…

Notes from: Blessed are the Peacemakers by beloved W.Berry      Christ told us how to survive when He answered the question, Who is my neighbor? In the book of Luke He tells the story of the Samaritan who cared … Continue reading

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