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A Night In Heaven

Last month I had the opportunity to travel to Rwanda with Steve Bonsey. Steve was invited by his friend, Reverend Philbert Kalisa, to lead a retreat on Wisdom Christianity for members of Philbert’s ministry, REACH which supports people as they walk through a process of forgiveness and reconciliation in order to heal […]

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Why “Wisdom & Money”?

With the new year, Wisdom & Money has launched. What’s in the name? As a new organization, Wisdom & Money continues the signature work of its predecessor Harvest Time:  to engage with money as a doorway to spiritual transformation.  For more than a decade participants in Harvest Time circles have met to share […]

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The Surprisingly Complex Practice of Simplicity

All fall I’ve been working on a piece on simplicity.  I’ve been trying to put in words the mysterious attraction I feel to something that I consider a practice.  It seemed simple enough when I began this piece.  I wanted to understand for myself why it is that I am […]

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Sacred Play and Embodied Love

What you need to understand about me before I tell you this next story is that I was taught to lead with my mind. A product of private schools, I understood how to navigate the world of big ideas and loved it. Philosophy, theology, literature, and history were my favorite […]

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Financial Transparency

What I remember from my second Harvest Time retreat is how full my breasts felt, particularly as the weekend went on.  I realize that’s an odd thing to say, but I was weaning my son that weekend and as time passed, my abundance became painful. The pain of my overabundance […]

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Why I Came to Harvest Time

When I went to my first Harvest Time retreat in 2000, the Gospel story about money that I found most challenging was the encounter between Jesus and the rich ruler in Mark 10. One line in particular haunted me: “Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and […]

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Haiti

When I was 24, I made the decision to go to Haiti. The decision came about because of a booklet I picked up at a Ministry of Money retreat in 1995. I was new to looking at money through the lens of my faith then and was grateful to discover […]

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Response to Georgetown’s sale of slaves

  This spring The New York Times published several stories about Georgetown University’s history of selling slaves.  As a Georgetown alum, I followed those stories and joined family members and Harvest Time friends in processing the impact of learning about this history.   In those conversations, I shared my grief that Jesuit priests, the […]

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A First Look at Wisdom & Money

The Need Within a mile of Wisdom & Money’s office in Redwood City, unprecedented levels of wealth and material abundance exist as does extreme poverty, racism and their accompanying human suffering.   This growing economic inequality is present not only in our neighborhood but all over the country and the world. […]

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It’s Harvest Time

Dear Friends, Harvest Time is in the midst of an important shift. In January 2017, we will open a new organization called Wisdom & Money that will carry the work begun in Harvest Time forward. In this letter, I would like to share some information about why we made this […]

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