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Prayers for Point of Privilege

Prayers for Point of Privilege

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I've been away the last four or five days at a board meeting. We've been hashing out strategy, finances, and all sorts of fun stuff. Monday, as I was in the meeting trying to stay focused, this came across my Facebook feed: "I opened the morning paper and found my friends on the front page! A beautiful description of nonviolent alternatives to youth detention." That is the organization that I have been working so furiously hard on this past year. The back of the head (baseball cap) at the top of the picture is one of the youth we have wrapped around, Joe Cotton to the right, and Saroeum Phoung to his left. I'm sitting almost directly across. I'm the very blurry person. :) We are all trying a new thing. It is hard and takes time more than anything else. At any rate,  my picture along...
Daily Practice for 2017.10.06 – What will you change today?

Daily Practice for 2017.10.06 – What will you change today?

Meditation Lately, I've been feeling like my daily practice and prayer has not been working for me. I suppose that I'm feeling like I have too much to do. Shocker. That is true. Most of us have too much to do. And right now, I am experiencing the reality of what Taylor Gould describes as: "Part time ministry is a full time lie." Yaas! And I have two full time lies. And I'm working on my PhD. Blarg. Therefore, it is time to simplify my meditations. So I have decided to focus on sharing philosophies, readings, and writings from the things I'm reading for my PhD program. Partly because it is pretty interesting to me and partly because there is a core truth that I believe in. The only person you can change is yourself. The program I am in is a Leadership PhD program. One of ...
Daily Practice 2017.07.16

Daily Practice 2017.07.16

Word:  Two things...I'm back from camp! I was Camp Pastor at Twinlow United Methodist Camp in Idaho. It was a hoot. And while I was away, we finalized our sister publication, The Bezine. It releases on the 15th of each month. This issue focused on Restorative Justice and Prison Culture. An issue near and dear to this chaplain's heart. I was the guest editor while the publication duties belonged to Jamie Dedes. Over the next week, I'll be sharing a few items the BeZine. Justice the New-Old Way by Terri Stewart Today, we sat in the King County Youth Service Center lobby that had been turned into a courtroom for the sentencing of one of the youth we have been working with. I am a member of the King County Peacemaking Coordinating Team (PCT). We apply the principles of Peacemaking Circles,...