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circle of the beloved residents at all saints episcopal church
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Taking Stock and Moving Forward

“We walked four blocks to get to the Convention Center in bitter cold weather – I’ve never been so cold in my entire life!” Every time I talk about Minnesota, a couple of close colleagues in the Episcopal Church recall coming to my ordination to the Episcopate – paying particular attention to the weather! As I … More Taking Stock and Moving Forward
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:11:42 +0000

From a Place of Humility

As the words came out of my mouth I knew instantly that I had offended her. I was trying to be funny – but clearly I was not. I quickly tried to repent for the error of my ways. “I am really sorry. I was trying to be funny and instead I offended you. I … More From a Place of Humility
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 18:39:34 +0000

Our Common Humanity

As I come to the crest of the hill, the vista before me immediately warms my heart. There are large rolling hills leading to an abundant agricultural valley fed by a life-giving river that runs through the middle. All framed by the majestic Mt. Adams and Mt Rainer. This is the home of my childhood. … More Our Common Humanity
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:39:11 +0000

Speaking Truth to Power with Love

“I’ve been to Paris.” “I’ve gone skydiving.” “I made Madame Secretary Albright laugh.” One of the all time favorite group icebreaker games is called, “Two truths and a lie.” I love this game, not just because you learn something new about someone. You also learn how creative they are. “Truth” appears to be fleeting in … More Speaking Truth to Power with Love
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:45:48 +0000

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