Sunset by Mary Hamilton

A Prayer for the New Year

A new year is upon us. Twelve months of possibilities lie before us. What would you like to see happen between now and New Year’s Eve 2018? I’ve given up making New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t like the way I disappoint myself when I fail to keep them. Instead I set goals – small steps I plan to take to reach big destinations I dream of reaching. When I combine goal setting with praying, the […]

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New Year fireworks

Good-Bye 2017 – Hello 2018

I am very much looking forward to the New Year. While 2017 hasn’t been ALL bad, it’s brought more than its fair share of trials and tribulations – at least where I live. Hurricane Harvey left the Gulf Coast months ago, but reminders are everywhere. The three closest libraries to me are still under re-construction. My local pharmacy – with the ATM machine I use – closed. Piles of debris from gutting and repairing flooded […]

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Moravian star

Moravian Stars and Cookies

My spirits brighten when I see the many symbols and decorations at this time of year as I’m driving around town. One symbol we sometimes see at this time of year is the multi-pointed Moravian Star. The Moravians are a small Christian sect with roots dating back to Czech Reformer John Hus (1369 – 1415). Hus was martyred for his opposition to the corruption he witnessed in the church of his day. In spite of […]

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Morning, Mindset

Master Your Mindset and Jumpstart your Writing

Rochelle Melander has been coaching and teaching writing for many years. I subscribe to her weekly e-news. This particular edition really caught my attention. You can read more about and by her at her website  K.H.  Master Your Mindset and Jumpstart your Writing By Rochelle Melander “Good morning, Eeyore,” said Pooh. “Good morning, Pooh Bear,” said Eeyore gloomily. “If it IS a good morning,” he said. “Which I doubt,” said he. –A. A. Milne, […]

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Pastor Nancy Kraft - collage

Inside Nancy’s Noodle

Though we’ve not yet met in person, the paths of this guest blogger and I have criss-crossed in several places in the village of ELCA female clergy. Of the many articles I read and news commentaries I’ve heard on this topic, I think Pastor Nancy Kraft said it best. You can follow her on her blog at Inside Nancy’s Noodle.   K.H. Is the World About to Turn? (a reflection on #metoo) By Pastor Nancy Kraft […]

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