The Desert Sanctuary

Spirit * Soul * Body

Often, I wonder why people underestimate me.  Once, at the annual meeting of a denomination, I presented a report about our church.   One of the larger church pastors was truly amazed that I could speak well in public.  He actually said, “Wow Karl, you speak pretty well.  You used humor and had an organized talk…”  …

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Laura and I talked with Rude Sade Lipscom.  We met her at Water to Wine and had some interesting conversations.  This is her first time to speak about matters of justice, religion and privilege.  But trust me, she has a lot to say! We talked about racism, Water to Wine, Jonathan Martin.  This raised my …

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All the women in my house suddenly gathered around our grandson, Jackson. We were celebrating Christmas a couple of days late and were opening gifts. My mother-in-law was holding this child that was born eight weeks premature. Because of this and some other complications, his parents keep a close eye on developmental milestones. One of …

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I have a love/hate relationship with Walmart.  I love the fact that I can buy almost everything at a reasonable price.  Their mission is, “Saving people money so they can live better.”  That might be a stretch, but they certainly have most everything I need at the very good prices.  I can buy things in …

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