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AN INSIDE LOOK AT CMUC
A new kind of church parking lot meeting.

2019-05-15T11:24:26-04:00

Forgive me for writing a community-centric blog. It’s just that I am so proud to be serving the churches I serve. (Sometimes on Sunday, when I pray with choir, I leave my mic on so everybody get’s an inside look at the choir, who consistently deliver in the background. It's a humble form [...]

AN INSIDE LOOK AT CMUC
A new kind of church parking lot meeting.
2019-05-15T11:24:26-04:00

UNBUTU
“I am because we are.”

2019-04-12T12:01:34-04:00

Unbutu is a southern African philosophy that says that we become people through other people. Never in my lifetime have these words seemed so far off, and not because they come from Africa. I’m sorry. I don’t mean to be negative. But it’s true. Ours is a very self-centered society. Collectively, our hearts [...]

UNBUTU
“I am because we are.”
2019-04-12T12:01:34-04:00

THE DIFFICULTY IN DEALING WITH YOUR BEING DIFFICULT. Making the merry-go-round stop.

2019-01-18T10:20:02-04:00

Have you ever felt like that person singing in the choir who doesn’t clue in that it’s not the choir singing off key, it’s them? Or being the one person who’s marching off time wondering why everybody else has got it wrong?I must say, there are days when I feel like that person. And, [...]

THE DIFFICULTY IN DEALING WITH YOUR BEING DIFFICULT. Making the merry-go-round stop.2019-01-18T10:20:02-04:00

A NEW YEAR’s START – The grief journey of depth over distance.

2019-01-11T09:39:26-04:00

A wise woman who was travelling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to [...]

A NEW YEAR’s START – The grief journey of depth over distance.2019-01-11T09:39:26-04:00

HOME and THE HEART. A prayer for Christmas.

2019-01-18T12:19:43-04:00

Jesus once said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Some scholars believe that when he said it, this was a new thought in the world. Regardless, today it’s such a powerful image that it is taken as a universal truth. And as I sit here in my office, [...]

HOME and THE HEART. A prayer for Christmas.2019-01-18T12:19:43-04:00

THE LUNACY OF “DIVIDED WE STAND” – A lesson to be remembered.

2019-01-18T12:19:53-04:00

(Trigger warning - this story includes facts about the Holocaust) My father once took us to a place where evil had transpired. The smell of it lingered but sensing the precise odor really depended on a spiritual mindset. To those in a self centered place, the odor may have come only in [...]

THE LUNACY OF “DIVIDED WE STAND” – A lesson to be remembered.2019-01-18T12:19:53-04:00

THANK YOU – It’s been a test of faith to hear from you.

2018-07-17T12:39:54-04:00

So here I am, the second to last blog before I take a summer break and NOT SO IDLE THOUGHTS goes into reruns. This week, I’d like to pause to say thank you. Gratitude, I have discovered over the years, opens your eyes to beauty, even in the midst of trial - or [...]

THANK YOU – It’s been a test of faith to hear from you.2018-07-17T12:39:54-04:00

Two functional legs not needed- Social worker in training edition

2018-07-17T12:30:34-04:00

A couple of weeks ago I had a random lengthy phone conversation with my mother about random mother daughter things and It included me divulging the fact that if I wasn’t in a chair and didn’t have CP I would be in school working towards a bachelor of science in nursing. When my mom [...]

Two functional legs not needed- Social worker in training edition2018-07-17T12:30:34-04:00

Assuming makes an a** out of you and me – CP and spinal cord injury are not the same thing

2018-07-17T12:36:42-04:00

As many of you may or may not know, I now have severe chronic migraines due to the 6 concussions I’ve had that are also indirectly related to my CP--- thanks a lot CP. This last Saturday I ended up in the emergency room at the Civic Hospital because of a severe migraine [...]

Assuming makes an a** out of you and me – CP and spinal cord injury are not the same thing2018-07-17T12:36:42-04:00

FIRST RESPONSDERS & PTSD

2018-06-08T10:22:52-04:00

It’s about people, not statistics. TEN things a PARAMEDIC wants you to know.   I guess we’ll never really know why Adreanne Leblanc couldn’t ask for help, or so we are told she couldn’t. I have my suspicions though. More and more, we know less and less about how to really offer it. Adreanne is [...]

FIRST RESPONSDERS & PTSD2018-06-08T10:22:52-04:00