Monday, March 1
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Tag: choose love

Gratitude for the Bravery of Love

Gratitude for the Bravery of Love

Gratitude
Like so many people, I despair at all the hate in the world sometimes. It just seems so overwhelming. And sometimes it is not the big, grand gestures that help me realign my vision to view the immense amount of love in the world too. But rather the love of regular people doing common things. I have a favorite show at the moment, Critical Role. It doesn't air on TV but rather online through Geek and Sundry's streaming services. It's a reality fantasy show. (I love that juxtaposition!) Critical Role streams the live Dungeons and Dragons game of eight voice actors. There is so much love in the show. Love for the game. Love for each other. Love for the fans. Love for fun and laughter. It's a bit like getting to watch a party full of friends having a great time together every week. We get...
Daily Practice for June 14, 2016

Daily Practice for June 14, 2016

Word: There is still much pain and more to be said about the Orlando massacre. Most interesting (irritating?), I am seeing church leaders in my tradition step-up in support of the LGBTQ community. I categorize it as irritating because at General Conference, when they had a chance to lead and insert a statement that says, "Bullying among the LGBTQ youth is anathema." The Georgia Annual Conference meeting repeated the same thing. Removed specific language about bullying LGBTQ youth. They could not stomach the fact that we were focusing on LGBTQ youth and removed the statement. They would not recognize: 82% of LGBT youth had problems during the previous year with bullying about sexual orientation. 64% felt unsafe at school due to sexual orientation. 44% felt unsafe at school due t...