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What’s the story with The Shack?

The Shack by Wm. Paul Young was on The New York Times bestseller list (2008-2010). This book generated a great deal of conversation. Some loved it; some hated it. And recently, The Shack was released as an “American-Christian fantasy film” complete with country and Christian music. In 2007, Young wrote this book as a Christmas […]

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Fear has made us crazy

Recent events in Minnesota, Louisiana and Texas have brought blood shed, once again, to our front doors. Our country is divided by skin color, religions, political affiliations, bank accounts, education, ethnicity, opportunities, and neighborhoods. So is our world. This violence is very painful — and scary, too. It reflects too much fear. And fear, like […]

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What can we do after Orlando?

50 dead, 53 injured. Traumatized survivors. Doubled-over loved ones. A city, a state, a nation reeling in disbelief and horror. The worst mass shooting in US history. This kind of tragedy brings us to our knees. And it gives us pause. What can we do after Orlando? The short answer: love more. It’s that simple. […]

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Do you have 30 days to change the world?

Have you ever read something that resonates with you so deeply that you want to share it with everyone? So, it is with this suggested benediction by Sister Joan Chittister, from her book, A Monastery Almanac. It’s a blessing in the form of a challenge to co-create change. Simple. Profound. Doable. Potentially powerful. Thank you, Sister Joan. I […]

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Ready for a life review?

When we pass over, we are welcomed by loved ones.  We are also given the opportunity — in the presence of a guardian angel type — to review our life.   I imagine the angel says something like, “Let’s roll the videotape” and every frame of our life unfolds before us.  We each get to see where we acted […]

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