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Jim Priebe
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"The overall purpose of human communication is - or should be - reconciliation." - M. Scott Peck
"The overall purpose of human communication is - or should be - reconciliation." - M. Scott Peck

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I find John Denver cover of The Beatles Let It Be so moving that it seems that the song was written for him. To my previous post, I hear this song faintly echoing back: For though they [the broken-hearted] may be parted there is Still a chance that they…

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Last night they came with news of death Someone I hardly knew. I wanted to say the fish float belly-up in the slow stream stepping stones to the dead Clearly some wounds time cannot heal. For this loss, I could not speak The tongue lay idle in a great…

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My hope, my prayer, is that society’s view of child development will continue to evolve and we will embrace the need (as I see it) to absolutely, unconditionally commit to child development from K-3. I think it is common knowledge that “children can’t…

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Today I did a reading in Church: Exodus 32:1-14. Exodus 32:1-14 has Moses and God talking on the mountain. God is more than just a little mad about a golden calf and tells Moses to leave so He can consume the Israelites with His hot wrath. Moses then…

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With a shout out to Scrooge and Charles Dickens … Humbug! That was my grandmother’s gift to me, well sort of. I’ll get to that. In this case, though, “humbug” refers to the candies she used to give us. In particular, she used to give us humbugs when we…

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Perhaps someone has said to you “you need to let go of such-and-such”. Perhaps you’ve said this to someone else. One of my personal shifts, that of letting go of something, came via the the MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) program I took…

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One of the concepts taught in MBSR (and elsewhere) that I  struggle with is:  we are not our thoughts. “The mind has a mind of its own” Not all thoughts are true. Not all thoughts are important. “It’s only a thought” as our MBSR program facilitator…
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