Earth Day 2018

Earth Day is April 22. We still need a national day to pay tribute to Mother Nature. I grew up overlooking Lake Erie from my second floor bedroom in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cuyahoga River winds its U-shaped way through the heart of downtown, emptying into the lake. We were banned from swimming in Lake Erie for several years because the lake was so polluted our parents were sure we’d get polio if we swam in […]

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How Many Marriages Are Too Many? (Guest Post)

This blog about marriage was first posted on my friend Margo Johnson’s That Little Voice site. We’re coming up on June, a popular month for weddings and marriage anniversaries. We just celebrated Easter – the annual reminder that the end isn’t always the end. Sometimes, what seems a disaster is really the beginning of something much, much better. Thanks for sharing, Margo. ==================== How many marriages are too many? by Margo Johnson of That Little Voice I […]

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Modern Medicine: Is This Really Progress?

If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. (1 Corinthians 13:1) I recently got a first hand tour of the modern medical world through the eyes of a group home resident who is a distant relative of mine. She needed assistance getting a day surgery procedure. Since she has no close family in Houston, I offered to accompany […]

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The Hagar Project’s Response to Human Trafficking

Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram named his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. So she (Sarai) said to Abraham, “Cast out this slave woman (Hagar) with her son; for the son of this slave woman shall not inherit along with my son Isaac. (Genesis 16:15 and Gen 21:10) Most images of mothers we see in advertising, movies, and publications reflect middle class standards of living. Though a mother may have her challenges; she also has resources […]

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Mothers at Work

. . . Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. (Mark 10:14) March is Women’s History Month. Last week I hosted a guest blog about Kimberly Knowle-Zeller’s journey as a Stay-At-Home mother. Today I acknowledge the mothers who would love to stay home with their young children, or at least be at home more and work less. However, their financial realities make that impossible. […]

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