Dale Fredrickson http://dalefredrickson.com Colorado Pastor, Teacher, Husband, Dad, Father, Brother and Friend Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:48:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Colorado Pastor, Teacher, Husband, Dad, Father, Brother and Friend Dale Fredrickson no Dale Fredrickson dale.fredrickson@gmail.com dale.fredrickson@gmail.com (Dale Fredrickson) Colorado Pastor, Teacher, Husband, Dad, Father, Brother and Friend Progressive Christianity, Dale Fredrickson http://dalefredrickson.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/rss.jpg http://dalefredrickson.com Diamond Part Three http://dalefredrickson.com/diamond-part-three/ http://dalefredrickson.com/diamond-part-three/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:23:04 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=2044 Video   Audio

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Diamond Part Two http://dalefredrickson.com/diamond-part-two/ http://dalefredrickson.com/diamond-part-two/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:29:48 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=2031 Exploring the love poetry of the Song of Songs.

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Diamond: Part One http://dalefredrickson.com/diamond-part-one/ http://dalefredrickson.com/diamond-part-one/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:28:21 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=2022 Exploring the love poetry of the Song of Songs.

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Diamond: Introduction to Song of Songs http://dalefredrickson.com/diamond-introduction-song-songs/ http://dalefredrickson.com/diamond-introduction-song-songs/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:04:22 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=2018 Exploring the love poetry of the Song of Songs.

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Wildgoose: Part Five – Fire http://dalefredrickson.com/wildgoose-part-five-fire/ http://dalefredrickson.com/wildgoose-part-five-fire/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:49:06 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=2014 Video Audio

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Wildgoose: Part Four – Water http://dalefredrickson.com/wildgoose-part-four-water/ http://dalefredrickson.com/wildgoose-part-four-water/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:29:01 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1996 What if you meet someone who has never heard the term Holy Spirit? How would you describe it? What would you compare it to? The Bible describes the experience of the Holy Spirit with metaphors like Dove, Clouds, Advocate, Water and Fire.

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Wildgoose: Part Three – Advocate http://dalefredrickson.com/wildgoose-part-three-advocate/ http://dalefredrickson.com/wildgoose-part-three-advocate/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 04:15:11 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1993 What if you meet someone who has never heard the term Holy Spirit? How would you describe it? What would you compare it to? The Bible describes the experience of the Holy Spirit with metaphors like Dove, Clouds, Advocate, Water and Fire. This week, we will look carefully at the Gospel of John, Chapter 14: 15-21 and think about the Holy Spirit as an advocate or helper.

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Wildgoose: Part Two – Clouds http://dalefredrickson.com/wildgoose-part-two-clouds/ http://dalefredrickson.com/wildgoose-part-two-clouds/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 02:42:31 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1987 At key moments in the Bible the Holy Spirit is described as a “cloud.” The “cloud” appears at Mount Sinai, the tent of meeting, the desert, the dedication of the temple, and at the angel’s announcement of the birth of Jesus. That’s a lot of “cloud.” This “cloud” is not afraid to travel.

What’s the Holy Spirit? How do we catch this “cloud” and experience the Holy Spirit’s power in our lives?

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http://dalefredrickson.com/wildgoose-part-two-clouds/feed/ 0 Basketball,Cloud,Cross Country,God,Holy Spirit,Jesus,Mary,Moses,Spirit At key moments in the Bible the Holy Spirit is described as a “cloud.” The “cloud” appears at Mount Sinai, the tent of meeting, the desert, the dedication of the temple, and at the angel’s announcement of the birth of Jesus. That’s a lot of “cloud. At key moments in the Bible the Holy Spirit is described as a “cloud.” The “cloud” appears at Mount Sinai, the tent of meeting, the desert, the dedication of the temple, and at the angel’s announcement of the birth of Jesus. That’s a lot of “cloud.” This “cloud” is not afraid to travel. What’s the Holy Spirit? How do we catch this “cloud” and experience the Holy Spirit’s power in our lives? Dale Fredrickson no 21:39
Wildgoose: Part One – Dove http://dalefredrickson.com/wildgoose-part-one-dove/ http://dalefredrickson.com/wildgoose-part-one-dove/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 03:43:03 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1981 Metaphors of the Holy Spirit

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Rest: Part Two http://dalefredrickson.com/rest-part-two/ http://dalefredrickson.com/rest-part-two/#comments Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:56:03 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1973 Video Audio

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Rest: Part One http://dalefredrickson.com/rest-part-one/ http://dalefredrickson.com/rest-part-one/#comments Sun, 25 May 2014 14:01:19 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1968 Artwork by Katie Mai   Video Audio

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Soil – Part Three: From the Dirt http://dalefredrickson.com/soil-part-three-dirt/ http://dalefredrickson.com/soil-part-three-dirt/#comments Sun, 18 May 2014 14:58:43 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1962 Video   Audio

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Soil – Part Two: Up http://dalefredrickson.com/soil-part-two/ http://dalefredrickson.com/soil-part-two/#comments Sun, 11 May 2014 20:13:29 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1952 What is St. Andrew Wildflower? We are "Beauty Up from the Dirt."

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Soil – Part 1: Beauty http://dalefredrickson.com/soil-part-1-beauty/ http://dalefredrickson.com/soil-part-1-beauty/#comments Sun, 04 May 2014 16:51:22 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1945 What is St. Andrew Wildflower? We are "beauty up from the dirt".

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Storyline Part 8: Outrageous Living http://dalefredrickson.com/storyline-part-8-outrageous-living/ http://dalefredrickson.com/storyline-part-8-outrageous-living/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 05:09:32 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1937 Video   Audio

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Storyline Part 7: Climactic Scene http://dalefredrickson.com/storyline-part-7-climactic-scene/ http://dalefredrickson.com/storyline-part-7-climactic-scene/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:36:48 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1931 Video   Audio

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Storyline Part 6: Conflict http://dalefredrickson.com/storyline-part-6-conflict/ http://dalefredrickson.com/storyline-part-6-conflict/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:57:32 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1925 Video   Audio

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Storyline Part 5: Desire http://dalefredrickson.com/storyline-part-5-desire/ http://dalefredrickson.com/storyline-part-5-desire/#comments Sun, 06 Apr 2014 06:11:12 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1919   Video Audio

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Shaky Legs http://dalefredrickson.com/shaky-legs/ http://dalefredrickson.com/shaky-legs/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:45:12 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1911 When ocean waves of pain crash on the shores of life. Seismic collisions not easing up. When your heart no longer sees rays of light on the horizon. Hope flickering almost giving up. When billowing dark clouds converge and torrents of rain unsettles the ground. Fears like shaky legs hard to stand up.   Hold […]

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Storyline Part 4: Redemptive Perspective http://dalefredrickson.com/storyline-part-4-redemptive-perspective/ http://dalefredrickson.com/storyline-part-4-redemptive-perspective/#comments Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:17:22 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1905   Video   Audio

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Storyline Part 3: Life Theme http://dalefredrickson.com/storyline-part-3-life-theme/ http://dalefredrickson.com/storyline-part-3-life-theme/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 01:53:03 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1899 Video Audio

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Storyline Part 2: Scenes http://dalefredrickson.com/storyline-part-2-scenes/ http://dalefredrickson.com/storyline-part-2-scenes/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 03:01:23 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1892 Leigh Knauert shares some of the scenes from her own life story and helps us to see how to get through the disorienting parts of our story.

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http://dalefredrickson.com/storyline-part-2-scenes/feed/ 1 Ambulances,Bible,daughter,death,disorientation,God,Harry Potter,Orientation,Romans,son,Suffering,Walter Bruggeman Leigh Knauert shares some of the scenes from her own life story and helps us to see how to get through the disorienting parts of our story. Leigh Knauert shares some of the scenes from her own life story and helps us to see how to get through the disorienting parts of our story. Dale Fredrickson no 17:11
Storyline Part 1: Story http://dalefredrickson.com/storyline-part-1-story/ http://dalefredrickson.com/storyline-part-1-story/#comments Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:34:35 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1882 Theme of God’s Life: Beloved Community.
(Covenant partnership with humans that creates a new world.)

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Keeping Pulse: Offbeat – “Broken Hearts” http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-offbeat-broken-hearts/ http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-offbeat-broken-hearts/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:07:57 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1873 Video   Audio

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My Dad’s Laugh http://dalefredrickson.com/dads-laugh/ http://dalefredrickson.com/dads-laugh/#comments Sun, 02 Mar 2014 22:46:51 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1869 ….but what I miss the most is my dad's laugh.

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Keeping Pulse: Offbeat – “Disappointed Hearts” http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-offbeat-disappointed-hearts/ http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-offbeat-disappointed-hearts/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 01:59:15 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1859 How do you move forward when your heart experiences disappointment upon disappointment? This teaching traverses "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, the story of Joseph as found in Genesis 37-50, and Jeremy Abbot.

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http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-offbeat-disappointed-hearts/feed/ 0 Abominable snowman,choose your own adventure,coat of many colors,disappointment,flexibility,Genesis,hope,Jeremy Abott,Joseph How do you move forward when your heart experiences disappointment upon disappointment? This teaching traverses "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, the story of Joseph as found in Genesis 37-50, and Jeremy Abbot. How do you move forward when your heart experiences disappointment upon disappointment? This teaching traverses "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, the story of Joseph as found in Genesis 37-50, and Jeremy Abbot. Dale Fredrickson no 19:42
Keeping Pulse: Offbeat – “Hardened Hearts” http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-offbeat-hardened-hearts/ http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-offbeat-hardened-hearts/#comments Mon, 17 Feb 2014 04:10:39 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1853   Video Audio

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Keeping Pulse: Backbeat – “Loving Hearts” http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-backbeat-loving-hearts/ http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-backbeat-loving-hearts/#comments Sun, 09 Feb 2014 16:06:37 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1843 Did Jesus really ask us to “love our enemies?”
Is Jesus not aware of the people that I have to put up with?
Doesn't this ancient command seem archaic and unrealistic?
Why does Jesus ask us to love those who are different than us?

This teaching explores Jesus command to “love our enemies” found in the Gospel of Matthew 5:43-48. Through Jesus, romantic love, neuroscience, and Mahatma Gandhi we gain insights into the human heart’s tendency towards the ‘rhythm of fear’ and are challenged to lean into ‘rhythm of love.’

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http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-backbeat-loving-hearts/feed/ 0 Ghandi,Love your enemies,Loving Hearts Did Jesus really ask us to “love our enemies?” Is Jesus not aware of the people that I have to put up with? Doesn't this ancient command seem archaic and unrealistic? Why does Jesus ask us to love those who are different than us? Did Jesus really ask us to “love our enemies?” Is Jesus not aware of the people that I have to put up with? Doesn't this ancient command seem archaic and unrealistic? Why does Jesus ask us to love those who are different than us? This teaching explores Jesus command to “love our enemies” found in the Gospel of Matthew 5:43-48. Through Jesus, romantic love, neuroscience, and Mahatma Gandhi we gain insights into the human heart’s tendency towards the ‘rhythm of fear’ and are challenged to lean into ‘rhythm of love.’ Dale Fredrickson no 18:43
Keeping Pulse: Backbeat – “Forgiving Hearts” http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-backbeat-forgiving-hearts/ http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-backbeat-forgiving-hearts/#comments Mon, 03 Feb 2014 04:06:42 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1839 How do we become master's of forgiveness?

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Keeping Pulse: Backbeat – “Compassionate Hearts” http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-backbeat-compassionate-hearts/ http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-backbeat-compassionate-hearts/#comments Tue, 28 Jan 2014 05:06:55 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1825  Artwork by Betony Coons Video Audio

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Keeping Pulse: Upbeat – “Wise Hearts” http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-upbeat-wise-hearts/ http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-upbeat-wise-hearts/#comments Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:11:17 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1808 Video

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Keeping Pulse: Upbeat – “Courageous Hearts” http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-upbeat-courageous-hearts/ http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-upbeat-courageous-hearts/#comments Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:29:58 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1705   Video Audio

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Keeping Pulse: Upbeat – “Inspired Hearts” http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-upbeat-inspired-hearts/ http://dalefredrickson.com/keeping-pulse-upbeat-inspired-hearts/#comments Sun, 05 Jan 2014 23:27:45 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1693 Artwork by Betony Coons Video Audio

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Beginnings http://dalefredrickson.com/beginnings/ http://dalefredrickson.com/beginnings/#comments Thu, 26 Dec 2013 23:20:38 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1689 Photo by Bill Youmans Video

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The Heartbeat Hums: a poetic re-interpretation of John 1:1-8 http://dalefredrickson.com/heartbeat-hums/ http://dalefredrickson.com/heartbeat-hums/#comments Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:52:01 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1670 In the beginning: there was music, sound in time. The heartbeat hummed, and this heartbeat grooved with God. Steady faithful beat, eternal harmony. Have you heard the song? Now the heartbeat is God and God is the world’s heart. (verse 1) In the beginning, and without ending. The heartbeat grooves with God and gives the […]

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http://dalefredrickson.com/heartbeat-hums/feed/ 0 Heartbeat,I John,Poem,Poetry,Spoken Word In the beginning: there was music, sound in time. - The heartbeat hummed, and this heartbeat grooved with God. - Steady faithful beat, eternal harmony. - Have you heard the song? - Now the heartbeat is God and God is the world’s heart. In the beginning: there was music, sound in time. The heartbeat hummed, and this heartbeat grooved with God. Steady faithful beat, eternal harmony. Have you heard the song? Now the heartbeat is God and God is the world’s heart. (verse 1) In the beginning, and without ending. The heartbeat grooves with God and gives the world it’s pulse. (verse 2) The song moves. Can you hear it? Everything in the world, Finds its rhythm in the heartbeat. No one finds a beat without this pulse. (verse 3) Life flows from the heartbeat, Life goes- forming the rhythm of every human soul. (verse 4) Where apathy threatens rhythm, The heartbeat resounds with life. Vitality amplified Death flatlined, without notes. (verse 5) Some can’t hear the song, Others can’t sing enough. The heartbeat keeps humming, bouncing onto streets; looping beat near to hearts. Life flows from the heartbeat, Into open souls. Those that hear and groove with rhythm, friendship grows. Restoring making whole. The heartbeat surges in human pulse. (verse 14) He lived the rhythms of the heart: Every offbeat backbeat and upbeat part. He hummed soulful tunes and graceful melodies. The beat reverberates. Can you hear the song? Kids sipping hot chocolate with tiny marshmallows, joy and laughter ringing. Homemade meals for the homeless, warm coats, fresh socks, family. The high school choir at a nursing home, smiling faces, tapping feet. The empty seat, left by the lost loved one, covered in peace. A quiet day at home crackling fire, Christmas carols, nowhere else to be. Difficult relationships, finding forgiveness, renewing intimacy. The undocumented, dying for a living, treated justly, birthing dignity. Christmas tree with gifts underneath: The surprised, single mom sits weeping. A white man shovels his neighbor’s driveway, The black man hands him freshly brewed coffee. A baby cradled in your arms. An infant lying in a manger Immanuel, God with us sound in time speaking. Jesus is here. Living. The incarnation. Can you hear the song? Have you felt the groove? This pulsing love Jesus is everywhere humming. Video Audio Dale Fredrickson no 3:43
Sink or Swim: Learning the Currents of Love – Part 11 The Crow’s Nest http://dalefredrickson.com/sink-swim-learning-currents-love-part-11-crows-nest/ http://dalefredrickson.com/sink-swim-learning-currents-love-part-11-crows-nest/#comments Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:37:18 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1659 Video Audio

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Sink or Swim: Learning the Currents of Love Part 10 – The Saloon http://dalefredrickson.com/sink-swim-learning-currents-love-part-10-saloon/ http://dalefredrickson.com/sink-swim-learning-currents-love-part-10-saloon/#comments Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:31:15 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1653 Video Audio

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Wonder and Wildflowers http://dalefredrickson.com/wonder-wildflowers/ http://dalefredrickson.com/wonder-wildflowers/#comments Tue, 08 Oct 2013 02:10:07 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1642 Video Download the slides Audio

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Sink or Swim: Learning the Currents of Love – Part 9: The Ship’s Bell http://dalefredrickson.com/sink-swim-learning-currents-love-part-9-ships-bell/ http://dalefredrickson.com/sink-swim-learning-currents-love-part-9-ships-bell/#comments Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:35:36 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1637 Video Audio

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9/11: Transforming the Heart http://dalefredrickson.com/september-11/ http://dalefredrickson.com/september-11/#comments Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:09:49 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1632 On 9/11, my prayers like the beating of my heart grew more fervent.

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Sink or Swim: Learning the Currents of Love – Part 8 The Rudder http://dalefredrickson.com/sink-or-swim-learning-the-currents-of-love-part-8-the-rudder/ http://dalefredrickson.com/sink-or-swim-learning-the-currents-of-love-part-8-the-rudder/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 03:29:43 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1620 Video Audio

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Sink or Swim: Learning the Currents of Love Part 7 Ropes and Pulleys http://dalefredrickson.com/sink-or-swim-learning-the-currents-of-love-part-7-ropes-and-pulleys/ http://dalefredrickson.com/sink-or-swim-learning-the-currents-of-love-part-7-ropes-and-pulleys/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 03:24:19 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1614 Photo by Bill Youmans Video Audio

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Unlikely Heroes: David and Mephibosheth – Peacemakers http://dalefredrickson.com/unlikely-heroes-david-and-mephibosheth-peacemakers/ http://dalefredrickson.com/unlikely-heroes-david-and-mephibosheth-peacemakers/#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 03:19:14 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1596 Video Audio

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The Heart Speaks Peace http://dalefredrickson.com/the-heart-speaks-peace/ http://dalefredrickson.com/the-heart-speaks-peace/#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 03:12:02 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1588 Not very long ago my heart started speaking.  It wasn’t like the announcements in elementary school that crackled into my classroom, muffled and ignored.  My heart speaks like the opening scene in “Star Wars.”  The movie title and storyline crawls up the screen to blaring trumpets and swelling drums promising the opening of a new […]

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http://dalefredrickson.com/the-heart-speaks-peace/feed/ 0 Poem,Poetry,Spoken Word Not very long ago my heart started speaking.  It wasn’t like the announcements in elementary school that crackled into my classroom, muffled and ignored.  My heart speaks like the opening scene in “Star Wars. Not very long ago my heart started speaking.  It wasn’t like the announcements in elementary school that crackled into my classroom, muffled and ignored.  My heart speaks like the opening scene in “Star Wars.”  The movie title and storyline crawls up the screen to blaring trumpets and swelling drums promising the opening of a new world with never imagined possibilities.  I am on the edge of my seat listening, listening to this moving magical cadence compelling me to keep turning the page—to stand up—to this soaring adventure called life.  My heart speaks bigger than any movie and better than any book.   My heart is a microphone. My blood carries the message to bones, muscles, organs reaching every capillary. My body is a PA system.   Your heart is a microphone. Your body is a PA System. Do you hear the trumpets and drums? This is your story, your adventure, you can’t miss this one.   The Eternal echoes in your heart.   Tears and scars and anxious hearts. Hunger and pain and dying dreams. Peace is far away it seems.   The world’s heart Booming like a distant drum Does not keep silent. “Peace. Peace.  Peace.”   Peace? Peace can be as clear and simple as a mason jar. A mason jar packed with Pinecones Seashells Wildflower seeds Words from Martin Luther King’s Dream Rubber bouncy balls And Everlasting Gobstoppers   I packed these mason jars. I pulled them in my red radio flyer wagon. I passed them door-to-door. I rang your doorbell and handed you a jar.   No more tears and scars and anxious hearts. No more hunger and pain and dying dreams.   Will you take this jar?   Will you pick up this pinecone and hold it to your nose?  Let the earthy aroma remind you that it once was connected to a branch and that branch was connected to a great tree and that tree’s roots dug deep into the mountains where it was nourished.  With every breath let this pinecone remind you that you are connected beyond the surface of things that deep waters sustain you.   Will you rub your fingers over this seashell and remember the ocean breeze, the rhythm of waves, the creatures living in the sea, the sand between your toes?  All things come and go. Change is possible you know.   Will you open this small packet of wildflower seeds and spread them everywhere?  Transform the landscape of your life.  As you sow these seeds let go of everyone and everything that has ever hurt you and watch your life began to bloom.   Will you unroll this scroll and place this speech on a mirror?  Let its words remind you that peace must move beyond good intentions and be written into the structures of society.  Let its words remind you of how far we’ve come but how far we have yet to go.  Let its words remind you of the power of human hearts humming as one.   Will you grab this rubber bouncy ball and share it with someone whose smile has been stepped on?  Spend time throwing that ball back and forth.  Let that ball bounce wherever it wants.  These are the ones we need to hear the most.   Will you share this Everlasting Gobstopper?  Will you open up and give your life away?  Your words and actions ringing loud and clear, “I love you.” “I believe in you.”  “You going to make it through.”   Hear the music soar. Listen!  Listen closely.  Your heart is a microphone.   “A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away.  Peace.”   Peace can come every day. Peace is closer than it seems. Peace in every step. Peace in every breath. Peace stronger than war.   Eternal sound waves surging through you Will you pass this peace from door to door? Video Audio Dale Fredrickson no 5:47
Crayon the World http://dalefredrickson.com/crayon-the-world/ http://dalefredrickson.com/crayon-the-world/#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:10:17 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1555 Drawing by Susan Bel My Daughter says, “Daddy, Pick up a Color, Crayon the World.” I look into her eyes, But she looks through me, She carefully places a color In her tiny fingers and Crayons my heart. “Pick up a Color, Crayon the World.” Squeeze your fingers around This simple wax stick, And let […]

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Disaster: A Prayer http://dalefredrickson.com/disaster-in-colorado/ http://dalefredrickson.com/disaster-in-colorado/#comments Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:46:43 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=920 A slam poem prayer for Colorado.

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Sink or Swim: Learning the Currents of Love Part 5 – Peace http://dalefredrickson.com/sink-or-swim-learning-the-currents-of-love-part-5-peace/ http://dalefredrickson.com/sink-or-swim-learning-the-currents-of-love-part-5-peace/#comments Wed, 22 May 2013 03:12:01 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1542 Have you heard Dr. Seuss’ story The Sneetches? Sneetches are yellow, furry creatures with long necks and duckbills that live near beaches. Star-Belly Sneetches have stars on their bellies and Plain-Belly Sneetches do not. Star-Belly Sneetches think their stars make them better than Plain-Belly Sneetches. They hold their noses in the air, make inside jokes, […]

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http://dalefredrickson.com/sink-or-swim-learning-the-currents-of-love-part-5-peace/feed/ 0 Have you heard Dr. Seuss’ story The Sneetches? Sneetches are yellow, furry creatures with long necks and duckbills that live near beaches. Star-Belly Sneetches have stars on their bellies and Plain-Belly Sneetches do not. Have you heard Dr. Seuss’ story The Sneetches? Sneetches are yellow, furry creatures with long necks and duckbills that live near beaches. Star-Belly Sneetches have stars on their bellies and Plain-Belly Sneetches do not. Star-Belly Sneetches think their stars make them better than Plain-Belly Sneetches. They hold their noses in the air, make inside jokes, and don’t allow their kids play with Plain-Belly Sneetches. Then things got worse. Video Audio Dale Fredrickson no 16:11
Sink or Swim: Learning the Currents of Love – Part 4 Anchored http://dalefredrickson.com/sink-or-swim-learning-the-currents-of-love-part-4-anchored/ http://dalefredrickson.com/sink-or-swim-learning-the-currents-of-love-part-4-anchored/#comments Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:31:34 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1481 The harder I tried to make things happen the worse I felt.  It was like an enormous weight—an anchor—was holding me back.  This anchor seemed to be fastened permanently to my body keeping me from going where I wanted to.  The reality was that I was sinking, I was flat lining fast with no hopes of resuscitation.  I was pushing so hard to be ‘successful’ to reach that ‘imaginary line’ that a distinctive pattern began to emerge in my life.

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The Doubters, The Broken, The Happy http://dalefredrickson.com/the-doubters-the-broken-the-happy/ http://dalefredrickson.com/the-doubters-the-broken-the-happy/#comments Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:31:49 +0000 http://dalefredrickson.com/?p=1468 A poem for Easter.

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