Category Archives: Relationships

A Gentle Answer…

A gentle answer turns away wrath… and an unexpected bit of gentle humor can turn a frown upside down… Just ask Tom Hale… Continue reading

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The Beauty of Inconvenience

Sometimes kindness to strangers is a bit inconvenient… but it is still kindness. Continue reading

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Larry & the Bag Man

It might be that a bit of our time is even more precious to the homeless than a bit of food; both would probably be better than either one alone. Continue reading

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Sharing in Chicago

We weep with those who weep, rejoice with those who rejoice, sometimes in spaces so close it seems as if the same voice… Continue reading

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Embracing the Difficult

The path of peace and grace is not always easy but it leads to a place of great blessing. Continue reading

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Return to Paradise

Sometimes something that we’ve looked forward to for a while turns out to be a disappointment. Sometimes, it turns out to be even better than we imagined! Continue reading

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Joy in the Midst of Disappointment

Even when we have lost our own voice, we can still rejoice in the singing of others… especially those we love. Continue reading

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