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Not As Planned

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”  Victor Frankl I woke up this morning to the intermittent sound of a chirp. It wasn’t unusual. I often hear a chirp or a … Continue reading

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Transitional Time

To see a world in a grain of sand And a heaven in a wildflower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour.  William Blake (Auguries of Innocence) January is my birth month, and as … Continue reading

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Empty Chairs

The streets are hung with lights, the stores are decorated with red and green, tinsel and sparkle are everywhere, and Christmas dominates the airwaves with songs about the spirit of the season and the glories of gifts. We fast-forward our … Continue reading

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Duality

I walked into an old church in Eastern Europe admiring the beauty of the gothic architecture. The woodwork, the gold intertwined with marble and extensive use of stained glass filled it with light and color. Carvings of stone that resembled … Continue reading

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Your Roots, Your Backbone

Last week I had the honor of addressing the 2018 Winter Graduates of University of La Verne College of Arts and Sciences. Here is the speech. Traditionally commencement speeches contain life advice, words of wisdom, ideas on how to be … Continue reading

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Beautiful Hands

“These very hands, a mother’s hands, These old and new hands These very hands… …That have been worn out And also become rough But for all of us They are as tender as silk These perfect hands, A mother’s hands.” … Continue reading

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The Simple Life

The 40 days before Easter, better known as the Lenten period, is the time when we focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God. For Christians, it is a bench test in changing our … Continue reading

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