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Life in a Procrustean Bed by Walter Simon

One of the great joys of my life was hearing Gilbert and Sullivan performed by the Doily Cart ensemble from London; and as prologue offer the lines from Iolanthe’s Nightmare song:  When you’re lying awake with a dismal headache, and … Continue reading

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The Gift of Liminality by Leann Williams

I Kings 19:9b -12 In the forward to Kitchen Table Wisdom, a collection of stories written by Rachel Remen, M.D. from decades of practicing medicine, I found these words by Dean Ornish, M. D. “As a scientist, I live in … Continue reading

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Love Warriors (Be Where God is Loving You) by Paul Blankenship

John 10:27 “My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me.” Christianity in Distress Christianity is going through hard times. People are leaving the tradition, and they might never come back. It’s not just that our own … Continue reading

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Healing Silence, Sacred Presence, and the Radical Faith of Friends by Paul Blankenship

Luke 10:25-37    There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test Jesus and said, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read … Continue reading

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God As Preposition in the Divine Dance by Leann Williams

A week or two ago a client commented on my recent Recording as a minister with Sierra Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends, “That’s quite an accomplishment! You must be proud of yourself.”  My response was, “Not really. I’m mostly humble … Continue reading

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The Universe Loves a Happy Ending by Anya Lawrence

In 1994, Michael Gorbachev, the former President of Russia, contacted a group of energy workers in Germany, and asked them to energetically treat the Russian Nizhnesvirsky Reserve.  This reserve is a vast tract of land, of forests, moors, and lakes.  … Continue reading

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Good News and Bad News, Fake News and the Gospel by Rusty Nelson

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Sarah, My Sister, Part I by Lois Kieffaber

Daughters have been named after Biblical women for thousands of years.  My daughter Sarah is one.  Everyone knows a woman with one of those names, and most of us have loved someone with one of those names.  Of those names, … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge, Dude! You just may get it yourself by Bob Wiese

First the text of Modern King James Version: Rom 2:12  For as many as sinned without Law will also perish without Law. And as many as have sinned within Law shall be judged through Law. Rom 2:13  For it is not the … Continue reading

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The Spirituality of Eric Clapton, Part II

Good morning Humbling ourselves before an omnipresent God is central to the Christian experience.  We have faith that God will show us mercy, protect and guide us.  But when do we typically ask for God’s guidance?   Usually it is after … Continue reading

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