Stealing Emily Dickinson

Last week, I caught my daughter stealing Emily Dickinson. Well, actually, I caught her stealing a small volume of poems I’ve been reading.  To say she stole it may be a bit strong.  She didn’t keep the volume, or even hide it.  But, she did take it, and while I can’t be entirely certain, seemed

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Please Stop Talking About Abundance and Scarcity

Over the last forty-eight hours, fighting through the delirium of a cold, I’ve participated in a United Methodist summit on “financial literacy.”  Hosted by our United Methodist pension agency called Wespath, the Lily Foundation and the Texas Methodist Foundation, the meeting offered presentations and conversation between financial leaders in the United Methodist Church. Pastors and

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