Category Archives: Personal

An Open Letter

An open letter to my friends and colleagues:I love you.And I am sorry. For when words and actions have been used to push you away, knock you down, to tell you that you are less worthy, less valued, less loved…I … Continue reading

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As long as your heart is beating, as long as there is breath in your lungs, you are a child of God walking upon this earth. Reach up to place your fingers against your neck. Feel the pulse there, tapping … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

John 15:12-13 (New Living Translation) This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. I grew up hearing stories about … Continue reading

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Tree of Life

Woke up this morning thinking about the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Another shooting. Another place of safety violated. Another community rocked to its core. More families in pain and grief. Yesterday, before a funeral, … Continue reading

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Offer Light

In a world of madness, offer sanity. In a world of anger, offer peace. In a world of confusion, offer comfort. In a world of darkness, offer light. In a world of despair, offer hope. In a world of apathy, … Continue reading

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Prayer – Fort Lauderdale Shooting

By now you most likely have heard about the shooting today at the Fort Lauderdale Airport. Just last night, I was there, picking up my husband. The baggage claim area is usually a place of happy tourists and reunited families. … Continue reading

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Janet Garnsey Hall November 6, 1917 – September 16, 2014 Yesterday my Great Aunt Janet passed away, just two months shy of her ninety-seventh birthday. She was one of the most amazing people I’ve ever known. In the 1960s, Janet … Continue reading

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