Monthly Archives: July 2019

Social Media? Friend or Foe?

Yesterday, I was blessed to have two folks respond to my request for topics. Here is the second that was submitted by Andrea. She wrote: “I am thinking a lot about social media influence and folks who claim to be … Continue reading

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Valuing & Supporting Those Over 60

I’ve already received a couple of great comments regarding things that were on people’s minds. The first that came in was from Kathy. She wrote: “Obviously because of my job being eliminated, here’s what’s on my mind: people in our … Continue reading

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What’s On Your Mind?

I made a decision early in my ministry that the most important contributions I could make would be through actions, not words.  My early years showed me that it’s easy for leaders to talk the talk.  Walking the walk, however, … Continue reading

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Balancing the Inner and Outer

One of the magnificent aspects of being on sabbatical is that a clergyperson has the chance to sit back and reflect on her or his practice of ministry. Unfortunuately, this is an all too rare occurrence since our busy schedules … Continue reading

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Reaching Beyond “the Choir”

I’ve had a great opportunity this weekend to talk with long-time friends about the issue of immigration and the detention centers that are currently being used by the United States. The issue has been at the forefront of our minds … Continue reading

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Acceptance – Part 2

I had a wonderful opportunity to sit down with a friend (and blog reader) from Denver this weekend. In our time together, she asked me to say a little more about the concept of acceptance that I wrote about last … Continue reading

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Practicing Subversive Self-Care

When it comes to self-care, there are a lot of things that people do that are considered relatively standard. Things like taking a bubble bath, getting a massage, praying/meditating, exercising, and reading or listening to music. There are other methods … Continue reading

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