Category Archives: Communication

Communication: NPR, Facebook, The Declaration of Independence and the Bible

Communication is not as easy as it seems. We each speak, write and interpret words based on our experience, education, opinions, and temperament. Without understanding the individual who is communicating or the context from which the message arises, the possibilities for … Continue reading

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Lines in the Sand: Guns and Refugees

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Back in February, while flipping through Facebook, I clicked on a World Relief video about immigration and an article by Brene Brown on gun control. The first demonstrated what the second described – a line in sand mentality that cuts off … Continue reading

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Communicating with God

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I woke up this morning to a series of beeps on my cell phone, and I saw texts from good friends from college reacting to the news that one of us is in the hospital. My agenda for the morning was set; I … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why a Blog Post with a Number in the Title is Not Always Satisfying

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Blog posts with a number in the title are more frequently read than others.  It’s true, I am more likely to click on 5 Reasons to Pray than on Reasons to Pray.  (Note: The titles in this post are all random and off the top … Continue reading

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Are You Rightly Understanding Jesus?

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My son-in-law is from Brazil, therefore English is his second language and he doesn’t always understand our idioms.  At a family birthday party recently a family member said to him, speaking of his one-year-old son who had not managed a … Continue reading

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Truth for Monday through Saturday

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How much of what we learn at church on Sunday morning makes it into our lives Monday through Saturday? I attend church, of course, sing songs of worship, diligently take notes on a usually excellent teaching, and visit with fellow attenders.  As it should … Continue reading

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Allocating Attention

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Attention matters.  Your focused concentration is highly sought after in today’s world.  How do you allocate your attention? Most of us give continuous partial attention to almost everything.  I cannot possibly give honest consideration to everything that comes across my screen.  There aren’t enough hours … Continue reading

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When is it OK to Argue?

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This blog has never carried a controversial tone.  I have intentionally stayed away from topics that might generate a nasty comment thread and not because I am afraid of vigorous debate.  (Ok, I admit I’m not terribly thick-skinned, but I do have … Continue reading

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Christians Should Confound Expectations

What would happen if someone began to publicly speak and act according to genuine reality; Kingdom of God reality?  I think that person would completely mess with cultural expectations. Jesus did exactly that. Jesus did not directly confront religious or political … Continue reading

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Two Tiers for Life Roles

My husband and I don’t know what to do.  He had the opportunity to pursue a second career by going to seminary, which he did exceedingly well, graduating in May of 2012.  He has yet to find a ministry position.  Close, … Continue reading

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