Judith E.B. Roberts

Time to Reform Our Attitudes

The laws changed, but racist attitudes and actions still prevailed. (Judith Roberts) The Protestant Reformation was a world-transformation event that began back in Germany in 1517. We seem to always need to re-form something about ourselves and the world around us. Judith Roberts, author of this guest blog, writes eloquently about a neighbor’s efforts to reform his assumptions after her family moved in next door to him. She shares an eloquent account of her moving […]

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Smile - It Could Save a Life

Smile: It Could Save a Life

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. (Mother Teresa) I met Len Leatherwood, author of this guest blog, at a Story Circle writer’s conference. Given what we’ve experienced recently in the great divide between those who celebrate the appointment of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and those who mourn the reaction to Dr. Ford’s testimony, here is a powerful example of how smile therapy can impact […]

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Margo Johnson - That Little Voice

How Many Marriages Are Too Many? (Guest Post)

This blog about marriage was first posted on my friend Margo Johnson’s That Little Voice site. We’re coming up on June, a popular month for weddings and marriage anniversaries. We just celebrated Easter – the annual reminder that the end isn’t always the end. Sometimes, what seems a disaster is really the beginning of something much, much better. Thanks for sharing, Margo. ==================== How many marriages are too many? by Margo Johnson of That Little Voice I […]

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Love, in the Face of Hate and Fear

Who is my neighbor? (Luke 10:25-37) I only know Marilyn Sharpe because she e-mails me items every once in a while about her ministry. What I do know is that, in light of the recent outbreaks of violence, her tips offer practical, doable, helpful insights in how to de-escalate the inflammatory rhetoric and rash outbreaks of angry retaliation we see all too often. Marilyn helps congregations equip homes to nurture faith for all generations. She is a congregational coach, […]

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Summer Time and the Camp Programs are Amazing

Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray. (Proverbs 22:6) The writing life requires both solitude to be alone with one’s thoughts and conversations with all sorts of people to learn, promote, improve, and have something worth thinking about during the solitude. I met Mary Hamilton at a writer’s critique group. She grew up at one of the Lutheran camps in the same Outdoor Ministry network as Lutherhill where I […]

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