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Hope Hidden in Plain View

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There are times I feel overwhelmed by the despair in the world around me. The 24 hour news cycle doesn't help matters much - another bombing, another murder, another storm, another crisis. It is so easy to lose hope.

Throughout the last several weeks, I have been reminded of the places where hope remains hidden in plain view revealed only to those who have eyes to see and to those who possess the courage to move toward it. 
I have seen hope...

CIC - Center for Interfaith Cooperation - www.centerforinterfaithcooperation.org The faith divide is real in our culture. It is easy to be afraid of and make assumptions about that which we do not understand. Faiths other than our own personal faith can feel other and threatening to our own way of understanding the world. The CIC is an organization that is pursuing peace through interfaith understanding and cooperation. The mission of the organization is to strengthen community in central Indiana and beyond by supporting existing connections …

Out of the Darkness Walk - Indianapolis 2014

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Tomorrow is the AFSP Out of the Darkeness Walk in Indianapolis. Please consider joining us downtown or supporting a walker as we raise funds for survivor support, research on depression/depressive illnesses, and heightened awareness of suicide. For more information or to donate, please visit www.afsp.org
The following is a speech that has been delivered at community walks such as the one that will take place tomorrow. 
In 1965, a little American rock band from Los Angeles, the Byrds, released what would be their greatest hit, "Turn". 
"Turn" is a song based on ancient wisdom literature. Its lyrics struck a chord with audiences across the nation as the United States found itself deep in a season of conflict and change. Within the struggle, the Byrds sang,  "To everything There is a season And a time to every purpose under heaven... A time to be born, a time to die A time to plant, a time to reap A time to kill, a time to heal A time to laugh, a time to weep To everything T…