RaiseUp Families in Houston

March is “Make A Difference” month at HowWiseThen. My guest, Angela Burgess, Executive Director at RaiseUp Families in Houston, writes about how this non-profit helps families who struggle to juggle their financial obligations. RaiseUp Families helps chronically financially challenged people find an escape route from the grinding stress of running out of money before running out of month. Thank you, Angela for taking time to tell us about RaiseUp Families. “It’s not how much you […]

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Edward and Elizabeth Winslow – Mayflower Survivors

Edward and Elizabeth Winslow, two of the eighteen couples aboard the 1620 Mayflower voyage, most likely met in Leiden, in the Netherlands. A few hundred English Separatists lived in exile there before a small group of them crossed the Atlantic to establish a new English colony. They grew up in a tumultuous time in England’s history and left England for Holland as young adults. They married in Leiden in 1618. Elizabeth, acting on her own […]

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Stephen and Elizabeth Hopkins – Mayflower Survivors

The Stephen Hopkins Family traveled to Plymouth, MA on the Mayflower in 1620. Stephen and Elizabeth are one of the more famous and fascinating pair among the eighteen couples on board. Stephen traveled with his second wife, Elizabeth Fisher Hopkins, and three children. Elizabeth was pregnant with a fourth child when they boarded the ship. This was Stephen’s second cross-Atlantic voyage; all the more impressive considering he was shipwrecked for ten months on his first trip. […]

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William and Dorothy Bradford – Mayflower Voyagers

William and Dorothy Bradford were among the eighteen couples on the famous 1620 Mayflower voyage from England to New England. History has preserved a great deal of information about this Separatist couple since Dorothy’s husband, father, and grandfather were all involved in various religious movements that made the history books. These groups  objected to the practices and doctrines of the Established Church of England in the 1500 and 1600s. That history, combined with the Dorothy’s […]

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Nancie Laird Young & Family Life

Nancie and I are both alumni of the When Words Count Retreat book publishing program. We’ve so far only connected via e-mail and phone, but the shared experience at WWCR and having the same publisher is a powerful bond. Welcome to How Wise Then, Nancie. Getting It Right The cognitive psychologist Elizabeth Spelke says, “It’s not about being right. It’s about getting it right.” Kathryn knew The Mayflower Chronicles required extensive research to ensure the […]

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