Happy New Year

Hello 2020

Hello 2020. For the past few weeks, as I’ve been waiting to welcome 2020,  I’ve been taking time to pause, ponder and purge things once cherished, but no longer needed. It’s a bitter-sweet year-end pastime. The pausing part has been great. More rest, with less stress, has had a marvelous result of improved energy, attitude, health, and focus. I’ve enjoyed moving around the city with less traffic over the holidays, leisurely visits with family and […]

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Peace on Earth

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! Also, Year-End-Greetings and Happy New Year When I was a young adult, I did not understand my parents’ lack of enthusiasm regarding the holiday season that, back in those days, stretched from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Now that I am the grandmother of a half dozen young adults, I get it. Maybe my parents were on to something. Is it time to re-think the holiday season? The expectations coming […]

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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 […]

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Pursuing the Dream

Pursuing the Dream

I got to know Larry Johnson when he was an interim pastor at a congregation where I was a member while serving as the Executive Director an outdoor ministry in La Grange, Texas. He’s long since gone home to Minnesota, where he’s been pursuing the dream he’s had since childhood. I’ve since retired and moved to Houston, pursing the dream I’ve had since childhood to write more frequently. Guest blog by  Larry Johnson, Founder of Everyone’s […]

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Who Are the Wampanoag

Who Are the Wampanoag?

The Wampanoag, originally a confederacy of 69 tribes inhabiting what is now southeastern Massachusetts, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Rhode Island, played a crucial role in the earliest days of contact between Native and European cultures on Turtle Island. Today, out of six Wampanoag communities, the Mashpee Wampanoag (People of the First Light), and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), are federally recognized sovereign tribes living in Massachusetts, Eastern Rhode Island, and Martha’s Vineyard, respectively. […]

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