Connecting

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The Power of Listening

Have you heard any good stories lately? Telling stories is how we spread information, teach, build community, offer compassion and build rapport. But listening to stories is how we honor others, offer healing, build relationships, affirm dignity and learn from each other. “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what […]

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Mystical Tales

One of my great joys has been leading retreats and workshops.  It was an opportunity for people to spend time in community, growing spiritually, connecting to God, each other and their own knowing. Often I got to facilitate folks sharing their own stories. This coming year we are all going to be listening to each […]

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Year in Review

One year ago, on August 20, 2017, I started as the Senior Pastor of First Church of Christ in Longmeadow. So much has happened in this year! My first service was outside in the garden. The weather was nice and the Search team provided us a picnic lunch. I preached about how to build a […]

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Embodying God’s Promise to the World

The world is a hurting place. As I write this, there have been yet more school shootings, more tragic confrontations between black and white people in our country, more undocumented immigrants coming into sanctuary to keep their families together, more violence along the Palestinian-Israeli border, peace on the edge of a knife in North & […]

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