Category Archives: Justice issues

#MeToo – My story

    I am married to the most loving man. Last night, when he scanned page after page of Facebook and saw all the women saying, “Me Too,” adding their stories of abuse and rape to the swelling narrative, he wept. That is our hope for all men, for all people, because men have also …

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Doubly Marginalized

If you follow this space, you’ll note that most of my brilliant revelations come after I meet with my spiritual director. A spiritual director is someone who companions with you in your life with God. I meet with spiritual director for an hour once each month. I usually spew my tangled emotions and somehow she …

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Say Something

When I was trying to understand about Racial Prejudice (I am still learning and will be always), I learned that keeping silent during times of injustice is a power position that comes with privilege. That is, if I am not directly affected by injustice, then staying silent doesn’t change my personal experience. But those directly …

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Three Ways to Bridge a Difference

If you don’t know why #blacklivesmatter, or what to think about immigration, or where to start in understanding all the letters in LGBTQAI, this is the blog for you. In a world so full of differences, it’s hard to know how to bridge the gap between “us” and “those not like us.” I remember what …

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Life, When You Get Better At It Thoughts on the New Year

  I was meeting with my peer supervision group of spiritual directors, a group of wise women whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. And I was trying to describe my life at the moment. Being an extrovert, I often don’t know how I’m doing or what I’m thinking until I start to process …

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#Adayinthelife  #SelfieChallenge

A friend of mine invited me to try the “Ten Day Selfie Challenge.” You post a different picture from a day in your life, each day, for 10 days. I decided to give it a try with ten of the different “hats” that I wear in my crazy life. It was really fun to do …

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The Contemplative Activist: or How to Do Good, Better

Several weeks ago I had the privilege of attending a “Gravity” conference in Nebraska. Gravity puts on conferences for “contemplative activists.” When I try to explain this to people the first reaction is, “Contemplative Activist? Isn’t that an oxymoron?” Let me tell you how Gravity started. Chris and Phileena Heuertz worked overseas with marginalized populations …

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Navigating Climatic Culture Shifts

Rain in dry northern Nevada is unusual, averaging about seven inches of precipitation a year. Lately we’ve had these crazy monsoonal rains. They come hard and fast, with hail, wind and pounding rain, and last about an hour. They cause instant flooding here because we just don’t know how to absorb that kind of water. …

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