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Dreaming Dreams and Seeing Visions

Dreaming Dreams and Seeing Visions

When do you have time to dream? When was the last time you had a vision for yourself or your community? This weekend we will be dipping into the writings of the prophet Joel whose greatest hit includes: I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your...
Go. Partner. Build for Light.

Go. Partner. Build for Light.

This week I have had the privilege of sitting with folks who are 6 years old and in their 60s contemplating what feeds them spiritually. The six year olds were interested in sweets and fun. Those of more mature years longed for meaning beyond tasks. As we...
Looking for the Fruits

Looking for the Fruits

Some times when I am particularly weary, I find it hard to discern the next right thing to do. My longing is just to give up. My dad would talk about it as the old black dog coming down on him. You may know the feeling. A wise friend reminded me this...
You Get What You Pay For

You Get What You Pay For

I was in a conversation this week in which I was talking with a lawyer and a finance professional about how fees for service are determined. The finance person said that the market will set the price. The attorney abjured saying that in legal practices, if...
Dreaming Dreams and Seeing Visions

You’ve Got to Represent?

One of the challenges of being a minority is that people often expect you to “represent” your group. The burden of that role and those projections can be overwhelming. One moves from being a person to embodying a category. Whether it’s being the only Black person in a...