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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” —Mary Oliver

The golden thread running through my life’s journey is a persistent calling to find, as Frederick Buechner describes, the place where my deep gladness meets the world’s deep hunger. Soulful shenanigans and holy hijinks are my love languages.

 

I hope that you will…

I hope that you will…

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