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April 26, 2018
Excited to see old friends and make new ones.
Frustrated that we aren't going to do all of the same activities that we did last year, especially the ones I was really good at.
Hopeful to experience God's grace in a safe, fun, and nurturing environment.
Anxious to see how I will fit in.
Happy to learn new ways to be together with people from diverse places and homes but share many of the same rituals as I do.
Worried about how good the snacks will be this year...
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March 8, 2018

A review of Greenhouses of Hope: Congregations Growing Young Leaders Who Will Change the World, Dori Grinenko Baker, Editor (The Alban Institute: Herndon, VA, 2010, 212 pages).

I recommend this book to everyone! Ministers, congregation members, those who are spiritual but not connected to a faith community, everyone! Six different people consider and reflect on six different churches that in various ways have created...