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The Election: Getting Beyond Hate and Grief to Hope

As I continue to try to understand what is happening to my country and to process my grief over what feels like the loss of all civility and human kindness in America, I am subject to the occasional “relapse” in my emotional and spiritual growth. 2,271 more words

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Tree Trims and Transformation

We barely moved into the neighborhood and we were already the talk of the town. Ridiculous, monstrous, and ugly were adjectives freely thrown around in our presence. 325 more words

Love Conquers All

I’ve spent the morning drafting a blog about Christian voters (doesn’t that phrase send shivers down your spine right about now?) and I think it might be good enough to submit for publication. 255 more words

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The Fall/Winter issue of Reflections magazine

The Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Reflections magazine – the topic of which is The Way of Reconciliation – was compiled prior to the U.S. presidential election of November 8 and is not intended to address the political situation of our country in any way. 197 more words

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What?? How? Why? And What Do We Do Now?

What?? How? Why? What do we do now?

At first, most of us decided we were having a nightmare. You know the kind that seems like it’s going on way too long and it’s way too detailed to be a dream and when you finally wake up you are soooo relieved? 733 more words

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Dear Mike Pence:


I don’t know you, sir, but through an extraordinary set of circumstances, you are in a position to help save our country. You seem like a smart guy, in a political sort of way. 639 more words

Occasional Essays

Minute Meditations for Hope and Peace

When despair grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, 345 more words