Monthly Archives: November 2016

Beyond the Ordinary

In the midst of all the routine aspects of your life, what inspires you to find something special or more meaningful in your life? A new day begins. We get out of bed, get dressed, grab breakfast, perhaps help family … Continue reading

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Gratitude and Hallelujah!

Have you considered that most things that happen in our lives are neither essentially good nor bad but some ambiguous mix that we consider “ordinary?” Perhaps one of the most haunting melodies in contemporary music is Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah! Since … Continue reading

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Hatred and Violence: The Importance of Safe Communities

I arrived at church on a Sunday morning in 1996. I was pastor of a congregation in Miami Beach. Walking in the door, a group of people asked, “Do you know about Richard?” I learned that the night before Richard, … Continue reading

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