Julie’s Jar, “Look INSIDE”

~Look INSIDE~ A cartoon about Jesus getting a present made the Facebook rounds in December. Here it is. The “out of the box” cliché is so, well, cliché! The “out of the box” cliché is such a self-righteous platitude at this point. It was a catchy thing to say, to

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Julie’s Jar, “Still No Room”

~Still No Room~ 411 is the number for information: phone number information. 911 is the number for emergencies: health, fire, criminal. 211 is the number for social services: available shelters, food banks, etc. Core Team members met with current and former residents of Our House, the emergency shelter on our

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Julie’s Jar, “Resilience”

~Resilience~ How does a person build resilience after a trauma? Mike and I went to a conference to find out on Nov. 4. It was sponsored by the Interfaith Collaborative on Mental Health in Pomona Valley among others. Everyone has the power to build resilience after trauma. Trauma includes experiences

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Julie’s Jar, “Moral Authority”

~Moral Authority~ Pope Francis is considered the moral authority for over 2 billion people worldwide. Structurally it is because of his position as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Relationally it is because of the way he lives out what he talks about, or in churchy nomenclature, he practices what

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