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the beloved community

“People who think nonviolence is easy don’t realize that it’s a spiritual discipline that requires a great deal of strength, growth, and purging of the self so that one can overcome almost any obstacle for the good of all without … Continue reading

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a drum major for justice

We began our journey in Atlanta – traveling from Ambler on an overnight train.  Our first stop was Ebenezer Baptist Church, the congregation where Martin Luther King, Jr. was raised. It was here, Martin received his call to ministry.  Here, … Continue reading

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begin here

“I had learned so much, I just had to think about it all for a while.” Lynda Blackmon Lowery It began three years ago, when the women’s ensemble I had sung with for almost 20 years took itself apart.  After … Continue reading

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rain

We’ve stopped in Vicksburg, Mississippi — at a hotel directly across the street from the Battlegrounds.  The sky is gray, the wind whistling; it is pouring down rain outside.  It will rain like this for hours, the forecasters say. We … Continue reading

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mending

“Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes replace elastic waistband of black skirt repair seam … Continue reading

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what shall i give him?

  On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:11 After Jesus was … Continue reading

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trusting in the Lord

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them.” (Luke 1:68) When an angel of the Lord appeared to Zechariah to tell him that his wife, Elizabeth, would bear a son, Zechariah … Continue reading

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