Month: December 2019

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Long shadows of waiting…

The low light is extraordinary at this time of year in the valley. Everything lengthens. It adds to the sense of waiting that is all around us. So my ears pricked up when I came across these words of Henri Nouwen: Most of us consider waiting as something passive, a hopeless state determined by events …

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The kindness of time

Maybe the relentless race of time is because we fill our hours to the brim… And then some, with noise filling the cracks. Perhaps we only talk about the ravages of time when we are looking through the lens of beautiful youth… And our focus is on loss. Yes, there are things we lose over …

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Sounds of generosity…

Today I’d love you to hear Staci Seyferth-Taylor. She is an amazing woman on a journey, open to exploring her unique contribution to the people around her in Michigan. We’ve just spent the last two and a half months bumping into each other online in Seth Godin’s Bootstrapper’s Workshop, which I mentioned in Growing hope… …

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generosity-shapes

Generosity shapes…

Generosity isn’t some ethereal concept. It’s tangible. We can feel it and point to what it creates. Yes, it’s real. Even though we can’t buy it or put it in a box. And here’s the thing: it shapes what it touches. That’s you and me. Yet we have to choose to see it, acknowledge it, …

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What’s the story?

What’s the story we are inhabiting? Because of who we are as human beings, and the nature of the world we live in, there are likely to be patterns. As you look back and look around you, what do you notice? What are the reactions and the self-talk you see and hear? And where are …

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