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Mercy, Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Racism

Inspired by Dear White Peacemakers and Hidden Brain Podcasts on Forgiveness and Mercy Have you had that experience where an idea that surfaces in one place appears in a wholly unrelated place just a little bit later?  I use that as a guide that the Holy Spirit is trying to tell me or teach me.  …

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I Cry in Every Chapter I’ve Read so Far

Reflections on Dear White Peacemakers: Dismantling Racism with Grit and Grace by Osheta Moore Like many of you, I’ve begun the work to become increasingly anti-racist.  I’d love to believe I can become fully so, but the more I learn, the more I’ve come to believe this will be a lot like my journey to …

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Masterfully Woven Virtual Gatherings

Inspired by the Art of Gathering by Priya Parker It’s happening all around us now, and maybe even with us and to us.  What?  Re-entry.  Re-gathering.  Maybe gathering for the first time.  And also, a precipitous drop, for at least some of us, in Zoom gatherings.  But this does not spell the end of the …

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Considerations about Re-entry

Last week I met a friend for lunch.  It was a perfectly pre-pandemic “normal” activity for the two of us.  We agreed to meet at a mutually favorite spot, with great Mediterranean fare (Oooh, I love falafel!) and no table service, so you can sit for a good long time and not deprive a server …

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Committing to a Clear Purpose for Your Gathering

The Second in a Series of Blogs When I first “met” Priya Parker, during a podcast interview with Dr. Brené Brown (and yes, I am still a serious Brené groupie),  she said something that may stick with me forever:  the type of gathering is not its purpose.  A staff meeting is not the purpose of …

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