Armchair Care

Armchair Care for Creation

The official Earth Day was last Sunday. More than ever, creation calls us to to make every day Earth Day. Small changes yield big results. If enough of us adjust our ways just a little, we can make a huge, positive difference for the natural creation that sustains all life on Earth. We can make small changes in what we buy, taking into consideration how it was made, where it was made, how it is packaged, […]

Environmental Stewardship

Why We Should All Care About Creation

“Do we really want to go back to when rivers caught fire?” That is the question Lisa Brenskelle asks when engaged in discussions why we need to do a better job of caring for the environment. By day she is a Research and Development project manager working in Oil and Gas. When she’s not at work she stays busy with her husband, Elmer Ledesma, sharing ideas and resources for individuals and congregations that want to […]

Better Dementia Care Options

Though we do not yet have a cure for dementia, Joanna LaFleur is determined to find a better way to care for people suffering from this affliction.  Owner of Memory Care group home in Michigan, Joanna sees two glaring problems with our typical memory care approach. First, she maintains, “We do not hire enough staff to adequately care for this population. Nor do we adequately train the staff that do work in facilities that care […]

Lutherans Restoring Creation

Lutherans Restoring Creation

Lutherans Restoring Creation represents a segment of the Christian community that takes seriously humanity’s Genesis job description to care for the birds of the air, the fish of the sea, and all living things as managers appointed by the One who created it all. Some within the Christian community seem to believe that since God is coming back soon to take off to paradise the privileged few who have professed the correct belief system, what happens […]

summer camp

Summer Camp Is Good for Your Career

It’s spring break where I live. That means it’s time to make summer plans. I encourage young adults to consider spending the summer on staff at a summer camp site. Having worked as the Executive Director of a Lutheran camp and retreat ministry, I can think of no better preparation for the “real world” than a summer camp job. I’ve watched the tremendous emotional and mental growth summer camp jobs have had on both my […]