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Let’s Talk About Impeachment, Abortion, and Religion

If my 30-year friend from from middle school, Kellie Newton, had texted me to say, “Let’s talk about impeachment, abortion, and religion!” I would have said, “I’m sorry, but I’m realllly busy this week! I need to clean the lint out of my dryer vent…yup, realllly busy.” Few conversation topics are as uncomfortable as these. […]

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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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