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Feeling the Bern

I was astounded to read this week about the tow truck driver from South Carolina who refused to help a woman whose car had broken down on the side of the road, simply because she had a Bernie sticker on … Continue reading

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Watching New Hampshire

Everyone likes a winner. We line up behind people who are successful in areas we think are important. So the current political polls showing Donald Trump leading the Republicans reveal a great deal about our values as a country. Trump … Continue reading

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Seeds of peace

“Spread harmony.”   It was the hopeful message of a recent Microsoft commercial during this year’s holiday season. If you missed it, the spot showed Microsoft employees walking out of their NYC retail store singing “Let there be peace on … Continue reading

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Sweeping Up

In Twelve Step groups there’s a saying, “Sweep your own sidewalk.” Which essentially means work on your own problems, not someone else’s.  Seems much more common to see people pointing fingers, especially with elections gearing up.  A regular practice of … Continue reading

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Empty Cup

Fifth Monday As I’ve confessed, with all my best intentions, I don’t know how to pray for others. I’d like to be able to put aside my ideas and hopes and dreams, good as they may be, and simply come … Continue reading

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Emerging

Fifth Sunday The deep peace of meditation isn’t an end in itself. It changes me and helps me be more open to God’s Spirit.  Often after a time of meditation or listening prayer, my thoughts turn to the needs of … Continue reading

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Pruning Lesson

Third Saturday As I’ve said before, I work at a local organic farm for part of the year, where we depend on a certain yield from each crop. Ever since they introduced me to farming, I see references to growth … Continue reading

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Being Still

Third Tuesday “The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said … Continue reading

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Second Saturday of Lent/March 7/Prayers of Examen

Luke 18:9-14 (NIV) Also he spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others…  To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: … Continue reading

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