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WE CAN DO BETTER

I can’t do the talk that I thought I was going to do this week.   I hadn’t written much…

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LOOSEY GOOSEY

I tend to hold my theology loosely.  The nature of “the Divine” and what in heaven’s name that even means……

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THRIVE MIND

There’s a theory regarding group dynamics that offers that in any group of people — a class, a team, a…

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LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK

Paul Simon wrote some great tunes about mothers: Mother and Child Reunion in 1972, and Loves Me Like a Rock…

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Nothing in the Way of That

My friend Sandy shared with me that she often describes our Albuquerque arts communities as a culture not where people…

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EXTRA SPECIAL SOMETHING

I’ve told you before about my Jar of Good Things. That’s sort of a silly name for what is essentially…

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MAKING THE MOST OF IT

Last week I was wrapping up my talk and said something like, “Right now, here we are. Let’s maximize this.”…

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SPOILER ALERT

Growing up Methodist, I was always aware of the special hymns and changing colors associated with the different seasons in…

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THE GREATER FOOL

When I began leading a weekly service, ten years ago, my very first talk was titled “Fool-fillment.” It happened to…

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NOW AND VENN

I like Venn diagrams. Travis suggested this punny title, “Now and Venn,” about a week ago, and now I can’t…

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TAKE HEART

I just heard about a hotline started by a California art teacher, Jessica Martin, and her elementary school students. Anyone…

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May I Have a Word?

by Patty Stephens I’ve been thinking about how we express our lives with language. Especially how we speak about love,…

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