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[7 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

I’m a shining bell
My perfection protects me
Nothing can penetrate
My inside is pitch black
My shell gets cracked
Brokenness opens me
I’m no longer perfect
Light enters the crack
I become enlightened
My heart swells
My ears open
I see with new eyes
My mind expands
My ignorance lessens
I see myself in others
I’m no longer superior
I help brothers and sisters
Broken together
We grow as one.

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[27 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]

His manner gentle
His eyes tender
His smile approving
His heart forgiving
His acceptance unbounded
His healing miraculous
His caring unfathomable
He is humble
 
We are prideful
Our hearts are hardened
We pass judgment
We feel superior
We exclude others
We crave possessions
We die for wealth
We worship power
 
He heals the broken
He empathizes with sinners
He practices forgiveness
 
We can’t accept His love
Believe we don’t deserve it
Like Judas we refute it
Guilted by unrequited love
We betray Him who loves us
We’re forgiven seventy times seven
 
Like Peter we’re weak
Deny we know or follow Jesus
We can’t stand His vulnerability
He accepts death to save us
He is the sacrificial Lamb
He …

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[1 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

Alone you carry your water jar to Jacob’s well
No neighbor comes at noon in desert heat
What deters you from joining other women?
Fetching water you meet a dusty thirsty rabbi
Parched with no vessel he says “Give me a drink,”
You question how a rabbi could ask you for water
Jews have no dealings with Samaritan outcasts like you
Who marry non-Jews and worship at Mt. Gerezim.
 
He remains seated and looks up to you standing
You expect a rabbi to rise and talk down to you
He says your water will slake thirst for a moment
Offers you …

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[14 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

 What a pain in the ass. Steve, my boss, gave me ten-thousand dollars before he took a leave from the company he owned.  He told me he wanted me to make good use of the money. He was gone for three years. I was scared I’d lose his money, so I put it in a safe.  When he returned I gave him back his money.  He fired me cause I hadn’t put his money to use.
 I told people how cruel he was.   I got some sympathy but not a job. …

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[11 Feb 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

Young children are natural risk takers. I delighted watching my granddaughter, Lexi, when she was learning to walk. She pulled herself up on the leg of a chair, took a wobbly first step and fell. Undeterred, she pulled herself up on the chair and tried again. Lexi fell many times. Eventually she maintained her balance and took her first step.  She progressed in the way we all grow: by falling or making mistakes and learning from them. Lexi had courage.  She didn’t fear failure.
Thomas Edison failed ten-thousand times inventing the …

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[14 Nov 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

   “Because with every action, comment, conversation, we have the choice to invite Heaven or Hell to Earth.” ― Rob Bell, author of Love Wins.
 
Bret phoned. “I need an appointment. Today!”
I had not heard from Bret for months. I had enjoyed counseling him.  Like Moses he was meek—he was willing to learn.
We met that afternoon in my office.  Sixty-one, tall and athletic, Bret’s shoulders slumped. Once captain of his college tennis team he is now a low handicap golfer.  Dressed in coat and tie he wore his usual winning smile …

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[13 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

Click on this Youtube video:   www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF6LAEoWmGkOh my freaking God Wow wow wow This is just amazing  Here is divinity on demonstration in the grace, sensitivity, trust, and creativity between a man and a woman as they share their talents with love.

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[20 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

“Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation…” Matthew 12:25
The presidential election is over and Barack Obama has been re-elected. Many of us are happy and filled with energy. Many of us are sad and dispirited. All of us, however, suffer from this painful truth: we are a deeply divided nation. Our nation is frozen in gridlock between opposed views of governing. One side wants larger government, whereas the other side wants smaller government. Democrats and Republicans are not communicating with each other. The tragedy is that no one …

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[17 Nov 2012 | 27 Comments | ]

Change your mindsets/beliefs to change your relationship, to live in Heaven rather than Hell. For example, you don’t have to think alike about saving and spending your money to bring together your different mindsets for the good of your marriage. Seeing what’s positive in your partner’s beliefs about money rather than what’s wrong can help you work together and be in Heaven rather than in Hell.

Change your mindsets/beliefs to change your relationship, to live in Heaven rather than Hell. For example, you don’t have to think alike …

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[10 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

In this radio show Ernestine Hendricks and I discuss the problem of procrastination, having dreams but not the discipline to carry them out. Expectations of others are premeditated resentments. Self-respect and not acting in ways that cause you to disrespect yourself is critical to your success. Love is a feeling but more importantly it is a commitment. When two individuals come together in a marriage each tries to convert their partner to their values and worldview. The gift of love is to be yourself and respect your …