Saturday, October 24
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Tag: Listen

Testimony Tuesday! Preach!

Testimony Tuesday! Preach!

meditation, spirit, spiritual growth, spiritual practice, Spirituality
I have been sick. I'm ready to stand up and yell and be happy again! Except then I will be in a paroxysm of coughing. So, the yelling in my typing is because I have the actual energy of a gnat. Also, I just discovered the drop cap setting. Is that too annoying? We'll see. Among other things, I have also figured out how to streamline this website and simplify it. So welcome to our new look. Do let me know if you find it too plain. I will then blame the web developers of the theme I chose, but what evs. Anyway, preaching, super glad that I wasn't booked last week to preach. I wouldn't have been able to do it. But as I regained my health and did my art & haiku practice, I tried to watercolor paint an iris for the first time using a tutorial by @dearannart on Instagram. I wasn't thr...
Daily Practice 2017.07.26 – I Can Trust You

Daily Practice 2017.07.26 – I Can Trust You

Word  Continuing to share items from The BeZine, our sister publication. Today's sharing is from Lisa Ashley. Lisa is one of my chaplains in juvenile detention. In this non-fiction piece, she shares of the gentle relationships we develop among the most vulnerable staff. I share an excerpt from her and encourage you to read the entire piece at The BeZine. I Can Trust You, an excerpt from Lisa Ashley Two of Manuel’s co-workers used to watch the TV news during their break. Whenever Trump came on they would say, “That’s my guy!” Manuel told me they talked about the wall Trump promised to build. They said it was a good thing. “Right in front of me. They said that. That really hurt my feelings,” Manuel tells me. His head dips down towards his plate. When Manuel was first hired some twel...
Daily Practice 2017.07.05

Daily Practice 2017.07.05

Word:  "Collaboration is when you are not going into a meeting to show what you know, but going into a meeting to show what you don't know yet." - Bevin Bell-Hall, puppeteer This could also be described as an attitude of unknowing. When we listen to people to form a response, then we are not truly listening. When  we listen to learn, we enter into a mutual agreement that uplifts all. In peacemaking circles,* often the parties that are interacting with one another are at entirely different parts of their journeys. The person-who-did-harm and the harmed-one may not be at a place where they can sit together without their own brokenness hurting the other people in the circle. In those cases, rather than leaving either party behind, I would suggest that each party have their own circles ...