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kids at episcopal camp
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Space for the Spirit

One of the reasons I called for the election of the X Bishop of Minnesota when I did was to provide space for the discernment of another person to bring their gifts to ECMN and to be blessed as I have been blessed. It’s hard to leave when you love what you’re doing. However, for … More Space for the Spirit
Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:05:13 +0000

Let Us Be Present with One Another

Standing at my assigned spot, I quickly became aware of the response by those in line. Nearly everyone I encountered expressed a heartfelt acknowledgement of my presence and gratitude for the food that I was serving. Afterwards, while I was running an errand at the mall, I found myself more deeply aware of the interactions … More Let Us Be Present with One Another
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 16:17:51 +0000

Find a Pause for Your Soul

“Many people report that the greatest obstacle to their own spiritual development comes from their busy schedules.” The first time I heard this, from RenewalWorks, it gave me pause. RenewalWorks is “a ministry of Forward Movement, [which] offers a process to gain insight into the spiritual health and the potential for spiritual growth in congregations.” … More Find a Pause for Your Soul
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:51:06 +0000

Love Wins!

On the credenza in my office there is a small Altoids mint box. It was a gift given to me from a camp staffer at the end of the camp season 23 years ago. It has been in every office I have occupied since. And before you think, “Man, those must be some stale mints!,” … More Love Wins!
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:03:14 +0000

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