Monday, April 12
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Witness Wednesday: SWAP

Spirituality
S-W-A-P (feel free to SWAP in the comments!) Share: Share your story. Witness: What has been a witness to love? What has been an impediment? Account: What do you want to work on over the next week or so? Develop new habits or end old ones. Pray: Request prayers for joys and concerns. My sharing Share: Tonight I sat with two young men. Both were the same age, same neighborhood, same grade, smart, and both locked up in detention. It was delightful! As we talked, I heard things that sounded self-deprecating ... "I have ADHD." Hmm. When did we allow ADHD become equivalent to failure? Oh, yeah! When we allow children to be in failing system. Failing education systems, failing family systems, and failing justice systems. If these systems were successful, they would be focused on see the ...
Witness Wednesday: Wesley Wednesday

Witness Wednesday: Wesley Wednesday

Spirituality
John Wesley, the force behind the United Methodist Church (at least the Methodist part of the church name - the United comes from the United Brethren, but that is another posting!), developed what he called "Class Meetings" where folks would come together, and check in with each other. He, being an enlightenment man, had a list of 21 questions to ask (see below). I am thinking that instead of Witness Wednesday, we would borrow from Wesley and have a moment where we check in using the comments or just inside our head. Our questions will be easier than Wesley's longer list! (And please let me know if you like this rather than the traditional story sharing). S-W-A-P Share: Share where you have had an awesome experience of the Divine and where you have felt the most distant. Witness: Speak ...
Witness Wednesday – A Love Story

Witness Wednesday – A Love Story

Essay, Love, Photography, Quote, spiritual practice, Spirituality
What experience of the presence of the divine can you speak to? Where has grace moved in your life? What is your story? .. When I was an adolescent and becoming increasingly aware that the world existed further apart from me than the 2'x2' space my feet occupied, I could wake up and look out the front window of my house and see the Rocky Mountains-Longs Peak was always there and sometimes I would see Pikes Peak. It was an amazing and beautiful site that I relished and still long for-no pun intended. Flash forward to my teen years in North Carolina. I lived in rural North Carolina. Here, I began to define my spirituality in terms of nature. I would think, in my backyard, "This is a cathedral." It is also here that I started going to church and then was driven out of the church (anothe...