It’s OK To Be You

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In a rare show of super-vulnerablity, I’m posting the following on my personal Facebook page because I think it’s important. So if I’m posting it there, I might as well post it here.   There are many different ways of being human. It’s just plain arrogance that causes some christians to decide what ways are valid and which ways are …

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Day 28 – Tribes and Sides

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Is the road to hell paved with a vivid imagination?  I’m sitting here watching my kids dressed up in Halloween costumes, at our secular homeschool co-op, blending in with the other costumed kids.  My oldest is reading Harry Potter next to me and I’m wondering if this was the slippery road to hell everyone said it was, or if I was …

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Day 22 – Dancing On Fear

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 Bumped from the archives to continue the theme of fear – and wow. We’re coming up on the 25th anniversary this year.     “The wall was an edifice of fear…For 28 years, East Germans could not even approach it. On Nov. 9, 1989, people danced on it — and the world looked different afterward” — German President Horst Koehler.   …

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On Being A Witness

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“To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda, nor even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery.  It means to live in such a way that one’s life would not make sense if God did not exist.”- Cardinal Suhard I’m in the middle of reading a book called The Warmth of Other Suns.  It’s …

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Silence Between Mountains

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Time just hangs without any markers to define it. Day after day after day. For 6 long days. Moses on the mountain, Peter on the trail. They are both preparing for ‘the wider truths, the shadow side, the strange worlds beyond time’*, unaware of the how and when. Exodus 24 and Matthew 17 merge into one, and I wonder what …