William and Dorothy Bradford – Mayflower Voyagers

In 1620 William and Dorothy Bradford sailed on Mayflower from England to New England. A great deal of what we know about the establishment of the Plymouth colony comes from Bradford’s  Of Plymouth Plantation. Four hundred years later this book is still a good source of information about the Pilgrim story, though it is obviously written from the English perspective. Today historians go to great lengths to tell the same story from the Native perspective. History has preserved […]

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Stephen and Elizabeth Hopkins – Mayflower Survivors

I’m hiding out in the 17th Century until news in the 21st Century improves. The Stephen Hopkins Family make a marvelous distraction. They traveled to Plymouth, MA on the Mayflower in 1620. Stephen and Elizabeth are one of the more famous and fascinating couples among the eighteen couples aboard. On this trip to North American Stephen traveled with his second wife, Elizabeth Fisher Hopkins, and three children. Elizabeth was pregnant with a fourth child when they […]

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Making the Right Move

Summer is prime time for moving. Making the right move for yourself, for your family, or for your career, is sometimes learned in retrospect when we make the wrong move first. Moving is stressful. It ranks right up there with death, divorce, and catastrophic illness as one of the major life stressors. When my family moved to Houston in August 1982, it was our fourth move in five years. I enrolled our daughters in their […]

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Life Lessons from Annette Petrick

Annette Petrick hosts a delightful “Consider This” podcast that I get each Sunday morning. I was so moved by one she posted a couple of weeks ago that I asked her if I could use it for my HowWiseThen Mother’s Day blog. She graciously agreed to that, so here is a tribute to the wisdom passed down from mothers to children through the generations. Happy Mother’s Day to women everywhere who nurture children from cradle […]

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Senior Citizens and Holy Week 2022

Holy Week is upon us, a week when Christians are called to reflect on the life, crucifixion, and resurrection of the one for whom the church is named. Even a casual reading through the four gospel accounts reveals a strong emphasis on how we treat one another. How we treat the least among us reveals our true values and priorities. This week’s blog is courtesy of Allyssa Strickland (alyssa@millennial-parents.com). I think you’ll find her well-researched […]

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