Ten for Tuesday

Hello friends!

I’m in Montreat, NC this week, leading a retreat for pastors in Western North Carolina presbytery. So here’s a verrrrry quick roundup of links that have inspired, amused, challenged and interested me:

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RUNNING, ON THE WAY TO PERSONAL RECOVERY

A great profile of Back on My Feet, a great organization that uses running to support people transitioning away from homelessness and substance abuse.

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A TUNISIAN GRAVEDIGGER GIVES DIGNITY TO MIGRANTS

Fight back with beauty:

“I found their bodies washed up on the beach, the child next to the woman,” Marzoug said, after spreading fresh flowers over the graves. “Perhaps, she was his mother. So out of consideration for her, I decided to bury them next to each other.”

Even as the European Union tightens its rules to prevent migrants from reaching its borders, thousands keep boarding rickety boats in search of a better life. And many still drown in the Mediterranean Sea, their bloated bodies ending up on the shores of North Africa with no family members to claim them.

Marzoug gives the migrants in death what they failed to receive in life: a recognition of their worth.

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ANGER AND GRIEF

Love this—shared by a friend. Sorry I don’t know the source!

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A SIMPLE PRACTICE TO START THE DAY

Thanks to my friend Jan for this!

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A SPIDER’S LESSON ABOUT LOSS AND RESILIENCE

Love this meditation on overcoming adversity.

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HOW FACEBOOK SAVED TWO LIVES

A man and his travel companion had a motor vehicle accident in Bali—his Facebook post helped rescue workers find them, thanks to the intervention of friends half a world away.

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TRUMP RALLY, BOT-STYLE

Hilarious… and the best “I forced a bot to watch over 1,000 hours” meme I’ve seen.

“I forced a bot to watch over 1,000 hours of Trump rallies and then asked it to write a Trump rally of its own. Here is the first page.”

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ROBOT-PROOF JOBS

Careers that will be relatively immune from automation.

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EAGLE-OWL

I love owls, and this incredible slow-motion video!

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HOW ONE PRIEST RESPONDED TO THE SEXUAL ABUSE SCANDAL

Authenticity and empathy.