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Frankly Speaking

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them

July 19, 2016

In the aftermath of a deadly week in our country lots of us were left wondering, “What can be done?” How do we move beyond this place of anger and division to a place of understanding and mutual concern? I believe the answer is in relationship. I believe the answer is in paying more attention to the things that unite us, rather than the things that divide us. We all hunger – and it’s harder to hate someone after you have broken bread with them. We all love our families – and it’s harder to hate someone once you’ve met their children and they’ve met yours. We all have a story – and it’s harder to hate someone once those...

Beauty on Foot

July 05, 2016

A Saturday Morning Walk Downtown. It’s a beautiful Saturday summer morning in Frankfort. I’m walking along Bridge Street toward the bridge from the south side of the river. I pause in an umbrella of shade being cast by a massive sycamore tree at the water’s edge. I can hear the river lapping the shoreline beneath me. I’ve driven over this bridge dozens of times since moving to Frankfort but I’ve never noticed this huge tree. It reminds me of how we tend to hurry through the day, never seeing things that are right in front of us. As I head across the bridge I look up at the houses atop the west rim of palisades overlooking the northward turn in...