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Common Humanity

Though I had been hearing about it for weeks and meant to tune in, it was a gift of grace that I heard Robert Siegel...

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Living in the Moment

I have read about and certainly heard about “living in the moment.” I understand it intellectually and have tried to practice it when...

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Living like the River Flows

The days between Christmas and New Year’s Day seem somehow different than most. The frenzy of activity related to the holidays comes to...

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Practicing Joy

I grew up in a not so typical Southern Baptist church in Jacksonville, Florida. Its uniqueness was apparent in the structure of the building, the...

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When you’re my age, you can say whatever you want.

I’m 83 years old. People who know me understand that I have never been afraid to speak what’s on my mind or...

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World AIDS Day

When I moved from Nashville, Tennessee to Tallahassee, Florida in the summer of 1990, I hoped to find an opportunity in ministry and could not have...

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Count Your Blessings

As my mother’s dementia deepens, I have tried to find ways to reach her that seem pleasurable to her. She loves the moon,...

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Discovering Thanksgiving

We had already invited the extended family to Thanksgiving dinner before my sadness had evolved into depression. I thought that I could handle it, with...