Rev. Tina Squire

Emerging Justice

Emerging Justice: Slavery is no longer legal in this country.  Women can vote.  Apartheid is no longer official practice in South Africa.  Long before a great injustice is righted, people can see its end taking shape.  Do these shifts come as huge waves we must learn to ride, or can people influence how they arrive?  … Continued

Perseverance: Positive or Punishing?

Psychologist Angela Duckworth celebrates “grit” the winning “combination of passion and perseverance for very long-term goals” yet researcher Gale Lucas finds that grittier people are less likely to give up, even when it costs them to continue.  When is perseverance a good trait, when does it hold us back, how can we nurture and temper it, … Continued

Intent on Intention; Finding and Cultivating the Purpose of Our Lives

Frederick Buechner writes that “Your vocation in life is where your greatest joy meets the world’s greatest need.” How do we determine what we were put on this earth to do and then how to live that out? It is clearly not a matter of forcing mind over matter but mindfulness does perform a role. … Continued