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VIDEO: A Reading From The Christmas Song

On Christmas Eve, during the worship services at The Ascent Church, I read a piece from The Christmas Song, a musical I wrote for Brentwood-Benson in 2010.  I’ve posted the video below (thanks for my 8-year old son for being my videographer and my husband for playing such a perfectly beautiful music bed on the piano).

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Pink Party Power: Poured Into to Pour Out

As we bring another Breast Cancer Awareness month to a close, I’m remembering… Cindy. Seven years ago, just a few days before my scheduled preventative bilateral mastectomy, a woman I hardly knew named Cindy Kreidel threw me a “Pink Party.” Complete with encouraging gifts, delicious snacks, heartfelt prayers, and an unforgettable, side-splitting skit involving pairs

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Dinner in the Liberal Lion’s Den

“HATE HAS NO PLACE HERE,” their buttons blared from their jacket lapels as they stood at Kellie’s back door. I recoiled. Clearly, the liberal couple wore the buttons to make a statement against me, the conservative guest who voted for Trump, right? I resisted my gut instincts that told me to bolt and opened the

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Communication Advice for Your Thanksgiving Holiday

With our Thanksgiving holiday this week, you might be anxious about sharing the same space with family and friends who hold different political views. Certainly, emotions are running high on all sides after the recent election. For my communication advice, I considered telling you to, “Just stick with the weather and the turkey,” but that really depends

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Kellie’s Visit to Nashville Brings New Perspective

Her eyes are piercing blue, an azure mix of intensity and compassion. I watch as she engages with my tribe- a tribe that holds a worldview so unlike her own, asks, listens, wonders, seeks, probes, gives. Kellie had arrived the day before, smiling and hopeful, flying in from her blue-state Seattle to my red-state Nashville.

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Kimberly Moore Communicates Legacy of Hope

My phone rang the other night. It was my sister, Kimberly Moore. Her voice sparkled after having led another session of her study, Beauty in a Life Repurposed, at Exodus, the only organization in the state of Texas that provides a home for formerly incarcerated women and their young children. Their tagline is full of hope:

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