Tag Archives: gratitude

With Gratitude

Thanksgiving means so many things to so many people. For some, it may be cause for joyous celebrations around favorite foods at family tables. For others, especially LGBTQ persons, it may be a reminder of difficult relationships and estrangements from … Continue reading

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10 Hours at 5609 Douglas Avenue

I’m writing to you in the midst of a stretch of travel that included the most-monthly meeting of the staff of the Iowa Conference.  What goes on at 5609 Douglas Avenue when the members of the staff leave their desks … Continue reading

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Transforming Thought: Giving Thanks

I’m always a little surprised and delighted when I get a thank you note in the mail. It’s always nice to hear that someone appreciates what you do, particularly when much of your day seems occupied with criticism of what … Continue reading

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