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Cultural Empathy: The 10 Dimensions of Cultural Value

Kathy Hauisen shared this post on her blog HowWiseThen <blog@howwisethen.com>. This guest blog was originally posted by LEAD (Living Every Day As Disciples) – a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod. Lynn is a member of Living Word in Katy and a Spiritual Director. Her focus is on, “Seeing the sacred in… Continue reading Cultural Empathy: The 10 Dimensions of Cultural Value

blogging · friends · Giving Thanks · Gratitude · kindness · peace · People · reblog · Thanksgiving · welcoming

What is the Meaning of Thanksgiving?

I’m certainly no Bible scholar, but my Lutheran minister friend Kathy Haueisen has a good grasp of practical practices that all of us can embrace during this Thanksgiving season. I’ve reblogged her recent post on How Wise Then for your holiday musings.  http://us11.campaign-archive1http://howwisethen.com/2015/11/giving-thanks/ Giving Thanks Nov 20, 2015 07:00 am Do not be anxious about anything, but in… Continue reading What is the Meaning of Thanksgiving?

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And Where Have You Been the Past 40 Years?

You know you have lived a long time when you hear from someone who has been lost in decades of moves, changes, marriages, and life. But, lo and behold, I received a letter from an old friend this week, someone I haven’t heard from since 1967. Or was it 1968? Anyway, 40+ years of living… Continue reading And Where Have You Been the Past 40 Years?

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Saturday Smiles Surround Me

I’m responding to a blog from Feeding on Folly as part of the Saturday Smiles section that she writes each week.(http://feedingonfolly.com/) I realized I have a lot to smile about, and they seem to be the simple things that surround me. So let me take you to my back yard, where I found the following treats: The… Continue reading Saturday Smiles Surround Me

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We are Left Wondering

It’s 9-11, and most Americans are remembering, writing, grieving, crying, or sharing. I too am experiencing the deep despair I felt as I watched the planes hit the twin towers. The images are fresh in my mind, and I continue to wonder how this devastation, this loss in human lives, this raw hatred helps further anyone’s cause.… Continue reading We are Left Wondering

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Human Money Tree

I learned of a cultural phenomenon that apparently has been around for ages and I’m just becoming privy to…or is it: to which I became privy? This isn’t a grammar lesson, and the custom has nothing to do with the English language, it has to do with birthdays. In the local Black community, guests bring… Continue reading Human Money Tree