Music

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Never mind the politics. Listen to the voices. Listen to the stories. Listen for the tension between fear and courage. Listen to the music of the stories, even as you may hear them in a political key. Read the book of Esther. It’s in the Old Testament. Open any Bible right at the middle...

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Coffee

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So, not too long ago I blogged about FIKA. FIKA is the Swedish “coffee break” that is actually a meditative pause in the day. The excuse is getting coffee and some baked good (yum! though not so low/no carb friendly if you’re counting) but it’s really about what you do...

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First World Problems

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I know you run into this all the time. We get so dependent on what is now infrastructure. The internet of things. Smartphones. Smart speakers. Apple TV. Alexa. Siri. Most everybody knows that we love pop culture and everything about it. Becky is a rabid fan of Big Brother, The Real Housewives...

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First Day of School

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If you’re active on social media, you can’t miss it. In fact, it’s one of the best things about social media. The pictures and videos—the first day of school. The pictures are wonderful! New backpacks, lunch boxes, waiting for the bus, and smiles all around (mostly). You...

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Summer, still.

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Becky walks through the house Tuesday night with the last little ice cream cone from the freezer and right out of Pavlov, I’ve gotta have one! So, Maggie and I jump into the car for a little trip to McCool’s. Yes, I’m still working on low-carb/no-carb—but don’t...

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"Other"

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Maybe it’s a part of the planning process for the Inter-campus Beloved Community Peace March coming up on Sept 20, I’m not sure. But I’ve been thinking about who is “other” a lot lately. Like, in the MLK Beloved Community, there are no...

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Fika

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What are you doing right now? I learned a new thing this week. And next week, I’m going to meet a fika expert and I’m all set to try it.There is a custom in Sweden known as fika. (say it: FEE-kuh) Google is your friend, here. We’d call it some variation of “coffee and a...

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Pardon Our Dust

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I’m sure you’ve seen signs in businesses over the years asking forgiveness for their remodeling, renovations, repairs. “Pardon the dust—just don’t write in it!” Stuff like that. It’s been little crazy around here all Summer with the work in Fellowship...

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It’s That Time Again*

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From Mark 6:30The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, "Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while." For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat...

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Who Is My Neighbor?

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Can’t stop thinking about the Good Samaritan story. It’s one of Jesus’ best-known parables. In a political era that plays fast and loose with “truth”, it’s a comfort because it’s one of the stories Jesus told that Historical Jesus scholars say is...

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