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Such As I Have

March 19, 2012

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I pull out from Wal-Mart, past the man with the cardboard sign, and once again I’m slapping my forehead that I’ve forgotten to print the cards. I’ve decided that in these situations I’m going to stop and talk to him, hear his story, share my encouragement, ask if I can take him to the Food […]

You Get What You Pay For

July 27, 2011

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A friend today wrote a piece that served as a flash point for thoughts that have been coalescing in my mind for some time. I appreciated his insights, carefully offered as a professor in a respected business program of a major university. I have my own to add as well. With a long history of […]

Worst Mother’s Day Ever

May 8, 2011

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Several years ago I decided that Mother’s Day would be much more pleasant if it were not about me. I know many mothers struggle with the elevation of the ideal mother once yearly, measuring themselves and always coming up short, not having had birth children, having difficult family issues that bring a sense of loss, […]

Alms

March 31, 2011

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In the richest country in the world, we are a society of beggars. I was shaken by this realization several months ago when I heard a leader of a wonderful international change organization (aka “charity”) say that they had chosen in a management “rethink” to withdraw from their traditional fundraising. Why? Because they were in […]