Thoughtful Thursdays

A Tender Holiday for Matters of the Heart

Sometimes I read a passage during my morning quiet time that “nails me to my pew,” as my pastor father used to say. Mark Nepo, one of the deepest thinkers I know of, has done it again. From “Meeting the World,” in The Book of Awakening, he writes: “The heart is very much like a miraculous balloon. Its lightness comes from […]

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Game-Changing Words

Game-Changing Words

This week’s inspiration comes from a football player, one who was not in the Super Bowl. His name is Shaquem Griffin and he won the NFL’s Game Changer award on Saturday night. You may recall the 60 Minutes segment that profiled Shaquem and his twin brother, who both play for the Seattle Seahawks. Shaquem was born with […]

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More Opened Mind Confessions

This week’s inspiration comes from you! Never have I written about a topic that has connected me to so many people. From you, my dear subscriber family, to my editor, to my kids, to the small talk at an engagement party, and even to this week’s message from the pulpit, everyone had a comment on […]

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