The kind of kindness that matters

Thanks to a combination of the Internet and taking time to read my Writer’s Digest magazine, I recently met Caroline Leavitt. I asked her to write a guest blog for me, and she readily agreed. We decided what the world needs most right now is a little more kindness. So that is the theme of her blog. Caroline Leavitt is the New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You, as […]

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What a Call to Ministry Looks Like

I’ve never actually met Author Rochelle Melander, though we both swim in the relatively small ELCA Lutheran pool of women clergy. I no longer remember exactly how we were introduced, but I’m glad we were. She sends me brilliant posts about the writing life and hosts call-in events where we can hear from the pros while sipping coffee in the comfort of our own homes or offices. Because writing many books, coaching others, raising children, […]

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Cared-for People Care for People

Sonia and I have frequently crossed paths in the Lutheran neighborhood. She introduced me to the Saint who manages this website for me. Part of my self-care a few years ago was to take advantage of Sonia’s creative coaching. Enjoy this week’s food for thought. The gift of self-compassion “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; […]

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With God all things are possible

Dr. Temple Grandin Every once in a while channel surfing leads to a truly rewarding evening. Such was the case earlier this week when husband Tom and I came upon a HBO movie about a woman we’d never heard about. Now we’re telling her story to anyone who will listen. She is truly a gift for many reasons. Her biography in that as a small child the doctor suggested her parents institutionalize her since there […]

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Happy Easter (After Good Friday of course)

And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all. (Hebrews 10:10) Another Easter is upon us. So I’ve been pondering the “so what” about this annual cycle of Holy Week, culminating with Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter morning. I have time to ponder such things now that I’m no longer responsible for any of these services.  Why do we still do this […]

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