Month: August 2012

Just Walk Beside Me and Be My Friend

Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.      Albert CamusSeveral weeks ago we spent a day with a friend, accompanying him to a place that he had wanted to visit all his life, but never had…
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A Certain Light

33 miners.For 69 days.Trapped 2,000 feet under the surface of the earth.It was two years ago this week that the Chilean Copiapo’ mine disaster began, dominating the deadlines for more than two months that late summer and early fall. We remember the horror at learning of the cave-in and we remember the emotional and dramatic…
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The Sacredness of Listening

We believe in the profound power of listening. We have continually relearned and have been amazed by the transforming effect of giving one’s time to hearing the dreams, hopes, fears and conditions of the people in our lives. It has become increasingly clear to us how true the words of Australian-born author Miles Franklin are:…
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Battle Defenses

In the end, the Spartan’s true strength is the warrior next to him.  So give respect and honor to him, and it will be returned to you.     from the movie, 300 How sad and tragic it is –  it breaks our hearts, in fact — to know that there are people all around us, who are…
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