Monthly Archives: August 2016

You Are Not a Lizard

Perhaps some ancient advise would be helpful for us… quick to hear, slow to sleep, slow to anger. Slowing the process is crucial to the reasoning process. We have to wait out that initial reactivity and continue to listen. Discernment doesn’t take place with a sound bite and understanding is not a process that takes place without a second look at the origins of shadows. Continue reading

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Pulling Our Heads from the Sand

We have to be diligent, watchful, and appropriate. We don’t have to be hysterical, but we must arm ourselves with facts and hold each other accountable for good behavior. We have to bring the topic of sexual abuse in churches out of the darkness and into the light. Continue reading

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Amazing Folks

I don’t have the patience to sit and watch the Olympics because I get frustrated by the number of commercials. Janet enjoys watching the gymnastics so that is usually what we see. This year we saw a few Michael Phelps … Continue reading

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Stop Gawking and Run

One of my favorite track and field events to watch is the pole vault. Can you imagine the man or woman competing, racing down the approach, pole in hand, while gawking into the stands to see who is watching? We know that is a ridiculous concept, but distractions are the things that result in failures. Continue reading

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