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Got prayer?

There is no right or wrong way to pray. Prayer is unique and idiosyncratic because prayer is predicated on our very human, one-to-one relationship with the divine. And, as we all well know, relationships may have similar patterns but they are forever individual. Prayer is certainly a common phenomenon. From the beginning of time, humankind […]

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Have I lost my edge?

I have been called nice – a lot – frequently. I know people mean well, but nice can be…er, well…nice. It is so fluffy, so sweet, so damning with faint praise.  There is no bite in nice – and that is precisely the point. Nice is toothless and gummy. It leaves no marks. Nice lacks […]

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