Author Archive: Jeanne

What Is Real?

Second Life may be an escape from our daily reality, but more often than not, for me they intersect and inform each other. It’s hard to separate the concerns I see in “first” life from those I hear and share in “second”. Preparing for worship this week, I was again confronted with this “reality” as …

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Beloved Live!

Today marks the beginning of another way to engage others in God’s word and wisdom. Thanks to the support and technical abilities of John (Adelph Gustafon) Peterson and Kathy (Gemini Takaaki) Orebaugh- Beloved Garden’s Monday Meditation is now up and streaming live. Each Monday @ 9am pdt (slt) an opportunity to share music, prayer and …

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Song list from Worship 3/24/10

Worship music from last week at Koinonia Church we begin with an acoustic rendition of Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope is the Thing with Feathers”  move into Holly Near’s powerful voice and words in “I am Willing” to the sublime sound of Eva Cassidy singing “Oh Had I a Golden Thread” then on to a rousing original …

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Meditation

For those of  you who were not able to join us for Monday Meditations or at worship last evening at Koinonia, here is a short meditation to use this week as we move into Holy Week.   “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me” Psalm 51:10 …

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rethink church

It never ceases to amaze me at the many way God intervenes on behalf of humanity, to provide the holy connection to healing, hope and despair. One of the beautiful things about the church and her people is that we are not confined and defined only by mortar, bricks and creeds. We are living breathing …

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Of cars, corned beef and conversation

And it came to pass.  Despite an overheated car engine, despite suburban LA traffic, despite darkness and traveler’s tummy, Kim and I found ourselves seated in a cozy pub in Claremont, carrying on a conversation like most of the other people around us. Most likely no one there would ever have guessed this was our …

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Between here and there.

Two feet planted firmly in reality, two hands typing furiously in virtuality. This is the way  my day goes.  Today I am leading worship @ Koinonia in Second Life,  tomorrow I meet Kim for dinner at Claremont School of Theology. This will be our first “face 2 face” conversation without our avatars present!   Some may …

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In the beginning…Nitrojeenasis

It started on a whim, on a dare from a friend and colleague to check out this virtual community called Second Life, where you could fly and more excitingly, watch the United Methodist General Conference with people from all over the world without leaving the comfort of your home.  Okay so I am a sucker …

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