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Seven

Seven years ago, I started sarainrealife as an experiment in living generously. I stopped eating out, cut my grocery fund in half and lived on rice and beans type basics for one year, giving away the other half of grocery money and the funds I would have spent on eating out, to different charities each […]

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Remember

Remember, you are dust and to dust you shall return. These are the words most commonly spoken at Ash Wednesday services, services of reflection and turning inward; opportunities for us to look upon our lives as finite gifts which will end one day, and to remember the dust from whence we came and to which […]

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Whirlwind Adventures

My desk is partially taken up by a huge notebook housing an inordinate amount of information on dementia, and care giving and dementia; and all this for just 2 classes toward my Master of Science in Aging and Dementia Studies. I am learning a lot, and really enjoying being a student again (in the technical […]

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Overcoming Hate with Love

Sunday’s sermon from Romans 12:9-21 and Exodus 3:1-15  We shall overcome, we shall overcome, we shall overcome someday. Deep in my heart I do believe we shall overcome someday.  This is the first verse of the gospel hymn, “We Shall Overcome,” which became the anthem of the Civil Rights Movement.  These words were sung by […]

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Loving Like Jesus

Today’s sermon, from Matthew 10:41-42 One of the richest traditions I’ve been able to take part in, even in my younger days, is the rich, delicious and time-honored practice of afternoon espresso in Brazil. In Brazil, it is common practice to brew a pot of espresso – a literal pot, as in, a saucepan, of […]

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