#ListenLearnLove: Pace Yourself

Today’s guest blog for the Summer 2020 theme #ListenLearnLove comes from Steve Lee. We know one another from long ago outdoor ministry days. I asked him to write a guest blog because I’ve been impressed with his level-headed,  compassionate, informed Facebook posts and responses. His motto for life is: “Live as if Life and Love were the same thing . . . for they surely are.” This summer we are inundated with compelling news and calls […]

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#ListenLearnLove: Whose Land of the Free?

My summer 2020 blogs come from a variety of people commenting on the theme #ListenLearnLove. Today’s guest blog is from Phoebe Morad, the Executive Director of Lutherans Restoring Creation and a woman whose voice is worthy of a broad audience. Thank you, Phoebe for this blog and your important work.  As we head into a Fourth of July holiday, in the midst of a pandemic that precludes our usual celebrations, this is a good year […]

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Father’s Day

When author Patrick Bailey offered to write a guest for Father’s Day, I readily agreed. The following are his thoughts about the crucial part fathers play in the lives of their children. Why The World Needs Good Dads: A Look Into The Importance Of Fatherhood Amidst the highly-celebrated Mother’s Day with great emphasis on the sacrifice of maternal figures in our lives, what is often overshadowed is the important role of fathers. Fatherhood is an […]

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Coronavirus Response Strategy

We’re all impacted by coronavirus even as we struggle to avoid becoming infected by it. I met today’s guest blog author Annette Petrick through Nancy Camden who helps us both with our IT issues. Annette sends out a Sunday morning “Consider This” audio post with nuggets of wisdom. I’ve never met either woman in person, and likely never will, as we live far apart from one another. None-the-less, we’re connected by virtue of modern technology. Technology […]

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Mike Ellerkamp

What Goes Around, Comes Around

My mother was fond of pithy platitudes. Two of her favorites were, “What goes around, comes around” and “Better be good to people on your way up; you might need them on your way back down.” Or, as my writing colleague Mike Ellerkamp likes to say, “Reciprocity works.”  So convinced is he of the value of the Golden Rule approach to life, he wrote a book about it: The Simple Little Rule: The Golden Rule Rediscovered.” I […]

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