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So I had the pleasure of spending time with colleagues yesterday. Our meeting was held at one of the other folks’ house, which, compared to where we live, could be coined the nosebleed section. Said section of lofty height is typically not ideal when attending one’s favorite sport or concert at the arena but when […]

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The news has been filled with coverage of Newtown, Connecticut since yesterday morning when the world learned of the incidents that took place there. We have heard innuendo, supposition, and just-plain-incorrect information. We have seen the lengths to which the media will go in an effort to get the full story: interview anyone standing still […]

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For those of you who don’t know Mayor Cory Booker from New Jersey, check out his Facebook page. Mayor Booker has been in the news for a number of things, including a possible Governor’s race. However, one thing that he’s done recently is to shed light on food poverty by choosing to live on (translation: […]

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We hear that phrase so many times between Thanksgiving and Christmas, particularly in the US and Canada, don’t we? The phase comes from the lyrics to the holiday song, “Deck the Halls.” One of the more interesting parts of the song include these words: Sing we joyous, all together/Heedless of the wind and weather We […]

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Our assistant pastor mentioned my primary pet peeve about this time of year during worship this morning. He talked about how we get to hear different versions of the same few Christmas songs over and over; as we go about our daily activities, we hear Christmas songs in the stores, on the radio, and so […]

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So my husband (hopefully he will start writing here soon too…) wanted to know why I decided to use “starving” instead of “seeking” in the title of this space. There is an element of seeking in this journey: seeking equity, for example. However, there is a dramatic difference between being starved for equity and merely […]

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I have often heard the phrase “starving artist” to describe the creative individual who lives his or her dream but who does not reach a place of so-called financial security. He or she has not, as they say, “arrived” as an accomplished member of the community to which he or she attempts to enhance. Whether […]

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So I needed a place to vent, and this turns out to be it. I hope to share some of the vulnerabilities that Brene Brown shares in her book in an effort to grow in not just the types of resilience that she describes, but to grow in all areas of resilience. Hopefully what I […]

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