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Attention | Minister’s Blog

A favorite author of my youth, Tom Robbins, wrote, “Once one pays some attention to something, then you begin to see evidence of it everywhere.”

To put it another way, from the Music Man, “There were bells on a hill but I never heard them ringing…Till … read more.

Belonging

Have you ever been in that situation at work or at school or really, anywhere, when you see a circle of people and wonder if you are welcome in their circle?

It happened recently that I was sitting in such a circle. The next day I … read more.

Expectation

The word expectation makes me nervous. It can be so happy and full, hopeful and bright. Or it can be the total opposite when the outcome does not match the expectation. Perhaps it is not surprising, as I speak and write about transparency and boundaries … read more.

Contemplation

“Don’t just do something—sit there!” Because sometimes the path to move forward is not in the doing, but in the contemplation which allows for new ideas, thoughts, and visions.

Exploration

The month of July invites us into the theme of exploration.  The deep relationship between a pastor and her people is a sacred bond that asserts itself in different ways.  Recently at the Pride Festival in South Bend many people I had not physically met … read more.