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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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Kim Knowle-Zeller

Life As A Stay-at-Home-Mom

I read Kimberly’s article in Gather, the magazine for Women of the ELCA. I connected with her thoughts about being a stay-at-home mother. How well I remember those days. I was once a stay-at-home Mom. Within the period of a few months I was asked two questions. First: “How will you feel when your little girls calls the babysitter Momma?” This during a job interview, when we really needed additional income to cover all the bills. […]

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Balto’s Journey From Nome to Cleveland

In 1927 Balto, a Siberian Husky, was on display in Los Angeles. Clevelander George Kimble went there on a business trip. He stopped by at the sideshow where, for ten cents, patrons glimpsed through a small window at Balto and six other Huskies hooked up to their sled harnesses. These dogs were part of the Alaskan Serum Relay. Now they lived in a small dark room, looking sick and badly neglected. Two years earlier Balto […]

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