Monthly Archives: January 2007

unlearning with anytown

My daughter came home from high school yesterday with an application for ANYTOWN. ANYTOWN is a week-long leadership program for youth. As she showed me the application last night she asked, “Am I ready?” My immediate response was a resounding … Continue reading

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finding the face

My first experience of public demonstrations was in 1984 at the ripe old age of 21. I had traveled to Minneapolis to register my dissent with Honeywell’s profitable manufacture and sale of “cluster bombs”; bombs designed for maximum human destruction, … Continue reading

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choices and consequences

At a particularly tumultuous time in my life when the winter winds were blowing in the northland that I called home, I was facing several major life crossroads with no clear direction. The stakes seemed high, they were. And I … Continue reading

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beginning with gratitude

Gratitude is the only word I can find to describe the beginning of this new year. Gratitude for this incredible community of faith, for our precious staff, and for my family that shares this community with me. Gratitude for the … Continue reading

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Tangled Truth

We welcomed the Prince of Peace as we watched the public execution of Saddam Hussein.—Grim. We welcomed the Prince of Peace as we mourned the passing of President Gerald R. Ford.—Better. We welcomed the Prince of Peace as we buried … Continue reading

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