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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas! I found a beautiful prayer I'd like to share today: Our Mother, who art within us, We celebrate your many names. Your wisdom come. Your will be done, Unfolding from the depths within us. Each day you give us all that we need. You remind us of our limits and we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage. For you are the dwelling place within us, the empowerment around us, and the celebration among us. As it was in the very beginning, may it be now. ~ Patricia Lynn Reilly
Tuesday’s Temptation:  Mercilessness

Tuesday’s Temptation: Mercilessness

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I just saw on the news today that the justice department, under Donald Trump, is now arguing that employers can fire LGBTQ folks.  There are no protections afforded to the queer community. "The question came up this week, when a lawyer for Trump's Department of Justice argued that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect LGBTQ Americans from being fired because of their sexual orientation—a complete reversal of the government's position on such matters under previous presidents."  Yahoo News. Hell.  We knew there were no protections for us.  Now we know that the government is going to make sure of it.  I am not really outraged by this administration.  I am wounded to my core.  The cause of my woundedness is not necessarily the evil that is happening in Washington, D.C. but in my lov
Tuesday’s Temptation: Neglecting Yourself

Tuesday’s Temptation: Neglecting Yourself

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First, apologies.  We have had intense technical troubles of the blog.  Super happy to be resolved this morning! ... This weekend, I attended my denomination's local Annual Conference (PNW UMC).  This was my first time attending without my bestie, Jane, who passed away a couple years ago.  This was a big deal for me.  She and I were always a matched set at Annual Conference--doing shenanigans and changing church policies for the transformation of the world! Last year, I attempted to go to Annual Conference without her, but it was too soon.  I ended up with a headache that drove me away from the meeting the entire time and holed up in the AirBnb that I rented. A little more stable this year, I made a plan.  I would sit with friends.  I would focus on one volunteer job.  I would tak