Confession, Quaker Style

Last Tuesday night I gave a presentation on the family-centered care at hospice for the folks at the Greenfield Kiwanis Club. The meeting was held in the back of a Ponderosa restaurant and it was just packed in there—there were probably 60 people present. We never did get the technology figured out so the PowerPoint […]

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Quaker Morning reflections

Good morning. This week my daughter and I were talking about the overwhelming nature of everything in the news, and she came up with an idea for a daily reflection that brought Quaker ideas together to meet the needs of the day. This morning I attempted the first mini-podcast reflection (it’s about 2 1/2 minutes) […]

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Having Enough

So did you get enough to eat on Thursday? Are you still full? Thanksgiving has a way of doing that, doesn’t it? There is so much to eat and it’s all good. Special dishes our families love, connected to sweet memories and time-worn traditions. We have to try at least some of everything. Soon we’re […]

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A Redeemed Life

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and chances are, you are already making—or have already made–your plans for the holiday. Thanksgiving brings so many things we love–our comfortable traditions; people we enjoy; and favorite family recipes (both to make and to eat) that connect us to our past and give us a sense of […]

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The Glow of Gratitude

Well, we had our first real taste of winter this week, as temperatures dipped down to the 20s at night and ice covered our birdbaths and frosted the fields. On Wednesday morning, I had the heated seats in my Jetta turned all the way up, but I still shivered most of the way to the […]

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Something Completely Different

So here we are—we made it through yet another shift from Daylight Savings Time. Researchers say we all tend to be a bit more grumpy and irritable, and may even clumsier, on the two days of the year that the time changes. That means we should be gentle and even more forgiving than usual with […]

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Being Neighborly

I live in a settled, quiet neighborhood on the northeast side of Indianapolis, in Lawrence. I really love it there. It’s one of those neighborhoods where people tend to dig in and stay. The neighbors on either side of me both built their houses and have been living there for almost 30 years now. I […]

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