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January 2, 2020
Happy New Year Book Reviews - Keep Reading and Talking!

Every day we wake up in the middle of something that is already going on, that has been already going on, that has been going for some time: genealogy and geology, history and culture, the cosmos-God.  We are neither accidental nor incidental to the story.  (The Message Bible) 2019 was the year of books!  It […]

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November 23, 2019
Trauma Informed Revolution

It invites us to ask, "To what am I in bondage, and to what are we in bondage?" (The Message Bible) Let us break the bondage of trauma with trauma informed care. (me)  Earlier this week I attended a trauma informed care training for continuing education.  The whole point of the training is to introduce […]

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October 28, 2019
The Power of Words

It's true that moral guidance and counsel need to be given, but the way you say it and to whom you say it are as important as what you say.  (The Message Bible) I'm really struggling with writer's motivation; I have ideas, so it's not exactly writer's block, but I am struggling so hard with […]

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August 18, 2019
Staying In My Lane

Stay in your lane.  If you're good enough, people will move to you. ~ Russell Simmons I've always hated the phrase, "stay in your lane;" it always seemed condescending to me.  A few times someone has said it to me when I was asking a question and I felt very offended.  However, recently I realized […]

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May 21, 2019
Life is a Grand Adventure - A Recap of Last Week

Religious laws speak of how to behave; theology and doctrine speak of how to understand and what to believe; but stories appeal to the imagination, to that place within us where our images of reality, life, and ourselves reside. (Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, Marcus Borg) I look at my life as a […]

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May 14, 2019
Rebellious Wellness

God is love.  When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us.  (The Message Bible) When I live in Love, all is well no matter how I feel. (me) "I'm too tired to take my medicine" is the familiar refrain in my head. It's […]

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March 17, 2019
Discomfort Signals Growth

Newness is possible; the future does not have to replicate the past; the dream of God is alive. (Marcus Borg, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time) I'm going through a lot of change and that is good.  It is also stressful.  I started worrying that my increase in anxiety was a signal that […]

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March 2, 2019
You Can

"Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am." (The Message Bible)  "Why don't they ever tell us that we can recover?  Why don't they ever tell that us that we can be well?  My doctor and therapist never told me that my […]

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February 25, 2019
Upcoming Events

Friday, March 1  Saturday, March 2 Saturday, March 9 & Sunday, March 10 The mental health first aid workshop is free for members of Kirkwood United Church of Christ and $20 for non-members.

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February 2, 2019
Both Broken and Whole

"Life is funny like that, when the dust settles at the end of the day - and we’ve said all we can, we’ll realize every part of us, even the loving ones, were a little broken.”  I like that you're broken Broken like me Maybe that makes me a fool I like that you're lonely […]

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