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4 Steps to Civil Conversations: Hashing Out the Roy Moore Dilemma on Video

Nearly every day we are confronted with another national situation that fuels polarity. Most recently, it’s the sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore, the conservative Republican judge in Alabama who is running in a tight race for US Senate. Even tragedies, like the massacre in Las Vegas, which would typically unite even the most antagonistic, have incited hateful words like verbal bombs

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A Risky Interview with a Seattle Radio Station

When I was a teenager, I took risks. Like perching precariously underneath a train bridge to see what it felt like when a train went over. Not one of my wisest moments. But now that I’m older and so much more mature, I take “calculated” risks. Like agreeing to be interviewed by a Seattle radio station.

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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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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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7 Steps to Handle the Tension of Inauguration Weekend

In my last blog post, “11 Upside-Down New Year’s Resolutions,” the final resolution was “SCARED- Because then you might be trying something that feels waaaay bigger than you.” I’ve heard from many of you that you are tackling something big this year. From moving across the country to starting a new business, we are all living

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