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The Power of the Light

Our neighbors across the street like decorating for the holidays. Each evening their house and even the trees in the yard are showered with twinkling lights that come from a few small lamps stuck in the ground. They even have

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Dear World – “Hearing the Other to Speech”

The power of story, of speaking our own truth, was experienced in dynamic and impactful ways last week as “Dear World” came to Lynchburg College. As a member of the planning committee, I had some idea of what might happen

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#MeToo #IBelieveYou

Social Media the last several days has been filled with posts with the hashtags #MeToo and/or #IBelieveYou in part to recognize October as Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness month. I was not surprised to see some of the people

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Body Language

Controversy continues to surround the action of Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players and a variety of athletes who have “taken a knee” or locked arms during athletic events recently in part to draw attention to the problem of racism

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Movie Review and Call to Action

My husband and I enjoy going to see movies on the ‘big screen’ and consider a darkened theater the perfect spot for a date night. After an especially long week, we may look forward to a romantic comedy to provide

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Of Chain Saws and Quiet Hours

Yesterday as I was walking across the dell, groundskeepers were busy beautifying the campus for commencement activities and lumberjacks were pruning the trees. The air was literally abuzz with the sounds of the season including chain saws and leaf blowers.

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The Small Stuff – Sweating and Celebrating

Over the Easter holiday I had a lively conversation with one of my “bonus” daughters (married to one of my sons) about advice she had received at a bridal shower. She felt the most helpful wisdom regarding her upcoming marriage

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Bon Appetit!

This week a group of about 25 women met together as part of a program that would help all of us become more healthy. As someone who often lacks personal discipline, I find that being a part of a larger

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Keeping Lent Simple

From today through Easter Sunday on April 16th, Christians all over the world will be observing the season of Lent. In the early church, those contemplating baptism into Christianity observed a three year period of preparation which involved the disciplines

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Common Ground

I have watched with great interest the many marches that have been held around the country the last few weeks. I am encouraged that hundreds of thousands of citizens have invested their time, energy, and resources in order to exercise

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