Category Archives: Faith & Witness

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Loving Others As Ourselves: An LGBTQ+ Spiritual Formation

It starts with something called ‘human flourishing’ Every morning, we wake up with an incredible opportunity before us. Whatever else the day holds, we know we will have the chance to choose love over hatred, kindness over cruelty, generosity over selfishness and greed, hospitality and

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An End to Decency?

The ego strikes back I’m going to be honest, as a lesbian woman, I didn’t feel much like celebrating the Fourth of July this year. Supreme Court decisions ending affirmative action, codifying discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in public services, the rise in anti-transgender (and LGB)

The Lord

Take Comfort in The Lord

She was my shepherd I woke up at 4 a.m. yesterday awash in grief. On Sunday night we discovered that our 10-year-old German Shepherd, The Lord (Named thusly because “The Lord is my shepherd”), could no longer walk. She had been having mobility issues for

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6 Steps to Releasing Fear

And becoming a master of Love One night many years ago, Angie Gorman was in bed at home alone when a man kicked open the door of her bedroom. This was a time before cell phones and her only phone was a landline downstairs. The

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Stop ‘Shoulding’ Yourself

Follow your arrow, instead I recently watched an interview with a Presbyterian pastor who has built an online spiritual community that is thriving and growing. It was not her intention to build this community. It simply sprung up around her when she began posting short

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Why You Should Bury Your Talents

The power of love in an unjust world Back in June, my spouse, Beth, and I traveled to Gainesville, Fla., to attend a couple of talks that one of my favorite authors and teachers, Michael Singer, gives at his spiritual center there called The Temple of

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Even When You’re Right, You’re Wrong

So, just be happy instead A story is told of a little girl talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher told the girl that it’s physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human whole because of the size of its throat. “Well, Jonah