A Single Flow

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     If you read my blogs or follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at all, it doesn’t take very long to figure out what I’m about. My relationship with God, the soul of my spirituality, comes out of the little things. I think God speaks to us all the time if we...

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#Beloved Community

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     Just came from a meeting with my friend, Rev. Craig Dunn.      You know Craig. He’s the pastor at First Baptist Church, an African-American church. Some white folks there, but mostly black and they’ve been watching their town change.   ...

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Amazing Goo

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     My handwriting. Ick!     It’s horrible.      Not that I ever was any good at penmanship anyway, but do kids these days even learn how to write in cursive anymore? Since my kids are grown, I’m a little out of the loop on elementary...

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Random Thoughts On A Year

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       Wow!     A year ago tomorrow, (December 1, 2016) I received an email from one Catherine Baillie, Church Administrator, on behalf of the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) of Presbyterian Church of Madison, New Jersey:     Thank you for your PIF...

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Give Thanks

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Last night, we declared a moratorium on politics at our house. There’s plenty of time for opinion, activism, and accountability later. Plenty! And we will do that.Breathe—it feels great!Today, tomorrow, this week let’s give thanks. Relax. Enjoy the family. Enjoy our traditions...

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Stop the Bleeding

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Not all Trump voters are racists, bigots, misogynists, or xenophobes! Not all Hillary voters are altruistic!  Truth.Even if the election went the way you wanted it to, there is a post-election reality that we all must own. The wound in the United States has been torn open. It’s a big...

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"Now What?"

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That’s the text message on my phone at 7:15am Wednesday morning. “Now what?” Well… Flashback: November 9, 1960. My birthday. 9:15am. Part of my birth story has always been that I waited to see who was president before I made my debut. My dad was a TV news director at...

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Quick Notes

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Hi! Three things of extreme import this week. 1) Daylight Saving (no “s”) Time ends. Set your clock back an hour when you go to bed. Fall back one hour on Saturday night. If you don’t, you will show up for church an hour early and it will be a 9:15 flash mob instead of a...

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#BlackLivesMatter

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Tuesday night as dusk settled onto Madison, the lawn in front of the theological school at Drew was populated with at least 100 little signs. Each one was a marker with the name of a black person slain by law enforcement in separate incidents across the country just in the last few years. Black...

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Streams

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Streams All things come from you, O God,and to you we return.All things emerge in your great river of lifeand into you we vanish again.At the beginning of this daywe wake not as separate streamsbut as countless currents in a single flowthe flow of this day’s dawningthe flow of this...

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