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Peace Camp in Nampa

How did we end up with over one-hundred 6-13 year-old kids at the Hispanic Cultural Center doing yoga, thinking critically about the media, connecting with nature and learning about conflict resolution for four days?  I do not know, but the … Continue reading

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5 Years of Canning Classes

Press Release from Trinity Lutheran Church, Nampa – On Aug. 24, Trinity Lutheran Church (Trinity) will begin hosting its fifth annual Home Food Preservation Series, in cooperation with the University of Idaho Extension. The three-part series covers basic canning, pressure … Continue reading

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“Hidden Figures” and three more

I had my fill this past month in heartwarming, heartbreaking, inspiring and thought  provoking films.  It began with the wonderful Hidden Figures, the story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served vital roles during the early years of the … Continue reading

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Winter Break Movies

Between Christmas and New Year’s I saw six memorable films: Fences, Jackie, La La Land, Cafe Society, Lion, and Manchester by the Sea, unintenionally saving my favorite two for last.  It is hard to turn a play into a great film (the … Continue reading

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Autumn Coming-of-Age Films

It’s cold and snowy outside, a sign of winter and a time to plan for movie nights with families, friends, faith communities.  The Trinity New Hope property manager and I have started planning a movie night for February.  We happen … Continue reading

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Churchwide Assembly Takeaways

New Orleans looks different without 30,000+ youth (see #2).  In particular, restaurant lines are a lot shorter. New Orleans has a place in my heart because of the 1997 ELCA Youth Gathering when I transitioned from being a participant to a … Continue reading

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Belonging to a City

The longer I stay in my community, the more I care about the city and the individuals who live here.  I have always wanted everyone to have enough—food, shelter, a place of belonging.  That informs how I vote, where I … Continue reading

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