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Eight women sit around a table.  Three laugh about something that happened earlier in the day.  Two are stirring cups of chocolate milk, chatting like old friends.  Another appears lost in thought, quietly looking down at her lap.  I rifle through my binder while the woman to my right takes a sip from her water…
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Joining the Ministry

Last Sunday, I joined the ministry. Before heading to the church, as I do most Sundays, I turned on NPR and caught a portion of Christa Tippet’s show, On Being. She was having a conversation with Michel Martin, host of NPR’s Tell Me More until its last show aired on August 1. I was so…
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Ongoing Gift

Every year the cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $5.8 billion. Domestic violence is costing us, as a community, more than $5.8 billion per year. What would I do with 5.8 billion dollars?  That’s a big question.  It’s almost hard to envision having that much money to spend.  5.8 million?  Sure, I could blow through…
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Domestic Violence Action

It’s October… and that means it’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month! If I’m brutally honest, it’s early in the month and I’m feeling a little fatigued. For those of us in this line of work, this our month. It’s time to capture the attention of the people, inspire the public to embrace the cause, cover the…
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What Would You Do to Build A Movement?

That’s the question I find swirling around in my head these last few days. What would you do to build a movement? Derek Sivers points out in just over 3 minutes some key ingredients: You need a leader with the guts to stand out and be ridiculed. A follower needs to have the guts to…
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