Tag Archives: understanding

Of Empathy and Experience

Sometimes the Lord has to put us into someone else’s place to put us into our place… experience can lead to empathy, if our hearts are open. Continue reading

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Mercy Triumphs over Judgment*

I like B. J. Smith. I like him a lot. And that makes it much easier for me to desire mercy. And those who sow mercy will reap mercy. Whether they like B. J. or not… Continue reading

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Josh Blue

One thing you have to admit, a man with cerebral palsy, wildly frizzy reddish blond hair and piercing blue eyes who calls himself “an African American” has a different take on life. Continue reading

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Ice in Atlanta

What happens when ice and snow suddenly show up in a Southern city? Chaos, misfortune and massive opportunity for others to ridicule. Might be that empathy would be a better response… Continue reading

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A Chance of Rain

A full moon sets a ruffled glow
showing through the clouds,
a vague and veiled testimony
like the hazy kiss of fog against the face. Continue reading

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Insight

we were not made
for miles or moments
but for a life
that extends beyond life,
for existence that transcends living. Continue reading

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Tilting the Kaleidoscope

I think that in much of our lives, we often and only see others in a particular role that comes to define them in our minds: Continue reading

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Other Shoes

We stood looking at the course before the start of the race, wondering why no one was running up the long steep hill just out of the gate. Continue reading

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Horse Sense

There’s always a reason for anything that other people do. Most of the time, that reason makes sense from a certain perspective. Continue reading

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