Monthly Archives: June 2016

Intertwining Roots – A Lesson on Community


Redwood trees have always impressed me. From a seed no bigger in size than a tomato seed, they grow as tall as 35 story buildings. In fact, their height helps them survive in dry seasons as it helps them live … Continue reading

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Take Peace – A Lesson from Fra Giovanni


This will be a different post, but one I think perhaps we might all need, including me, after last week. More than thirty-five years ago, a friend tucked a folded parchment into a Christmas card.  It was a letter written by a … Continue reading

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The Search for Heroes – On Orlando


  “As we go together, we will draw inspiration from heroic and selfless acts — friends who helped friends, took care of each other and saved lives,” he said. “In the face of hate and violence, we will love one … Continue reading

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Love in Repose


I found two similar quotes this week by two pastors. The Moody quote was written during the Civil War (shaping I think the battlefield reference) and I found it in the church newsletter from my husband’s former church. When I looked it … Continue reading

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