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Understanding Our History

May 16, 2019

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." --Maya Angelou, American poet and activist   I think most of us enjoy history and feel ...


Why Won't You Give Me Antibiotics?

March 28, 2019

Many times I’ve heard friends tell me that they had a bad cold (or related disease) and they were frustrated because their doctor refused to prescribe antibiotics. Some even told me that they went to...


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Congregational Hospitality – Part 1

January 22, 2019

This article is the first in a series based on observations while worshipping during my 2018 sabbatical (October, November, and December).  Because I’m immersed daily in the workings of ELCA ...


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Congregational Hospitality – Part 2

January 22, 2019

In my first “sabbatical follow-up” blog, I got us to the building with observations from the four denominations/eight congregations I visited.  Let’s go inside the sanctuary now.   1        Special ...


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Congregational Hospitality – Part 3

January 22, 2019

So far, we’ve looked at getting to church and settling in the pew.  Now let’s see how the eight non-ELCA congregations I visited did with their bulletins.    1        Helpful hints were more abundant ...


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Congregational Hospitality – Part 4

January 22, 2019

In my last blog, we took a look at the bulletins and announcements from the four denominations/eight congregations of my sabbatical visits.  I bet you thought we’d never get to the actual worship!  ...


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Congregational Hospitality – Part 5

January 22, 2019

In this last blog, we’ve finally made it through the service of the four denominations/eight congregations I visited while on sabbatical.  Now it’s “home again, home, again, jiggity-jig”!  Let’s tie ...


Handwashing - A Very Special Gift!

December 04, 2018

Having just celebrated Thanksgiving, we are keenly aware of how fortunate we are to live in an area of the world that has modern amenities such as running water, electricity, and sanitation. Events ...


The 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht

November 02, 2018

On November 9 in 1938, a pogrom was carried out against Jews in Nazi Germany. This large scale attack was carried out by German Stormtroopers (paramilitary) in Berlin, and aided by German citizens. The night became known as Kristallnacht, or “The Night of Broken Glass.”


Water!

October 15, 2018

While researching what topic to cover in my November newsletter article I kept thinking about water. I guess water is on my mind because I have watched the news regarding the devastation from the ...

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