4 Feelings the COVID-19 Vaccine Gives Me

A text popped up on my phone sent by an excited daughter who wanted to share good news from Broad Streeter Dr. Carol Greco (Delaney). With a needle actively being stuck in her arm, she’s taking a selfie with her other arm. She’s masked, but I have never seen eyes smile so wide. This was the first [...]

By |2021-01-15T10:49:26-05:00January 12th, 2021|Blog Posts|2 Comments

Are You a Chaos Muppet or an Order Muppet?

Amidst all of the challenges of these days, I offer you a lighthearted look at how to better understand ourselves and others: the Grand Unified Muppet Theory. Thanks to Broad Streeter Will Heywood for introducing me to what author Dahlia Lithwick describes as...   a little-known, poorly understood philosophy that holds that every living human [...]

By |2021-01-06T12:04:50-05:00January 5th, 2021|Blog Posts|8 Comments

20 Ways to Practice Self-Care in 2021

It's been quite a year. Surely 2021 has to be better than 2020, right? Well, just in case, here are 20 ways to practice self-care in 2021:   1. Unfollow/block accounts on social media that bring you down rather than build you up. There’s a lot of negativity online, but there’s a lot of positivity [...]

By |2020-12-29T12:38:35-05:00December 29th, 2020|Blog Posts|0 Comments

5 Christmas Traditions and Their Origins

Most Christmas traditions have deep historical roots.  Here are five of my favorites:   Christmas Trees Evergreen fir trees have always been popular as winter decorations. Ancient peoples displayed the branches as a reminder that spring would eventually come. Romans put branches of fir trees around temples to honor Saturn, the god of agriculture. The [...]

By |2020-12-22T11:39:49-05:00December 22nd, 2020|Blog Posts|6 Comments

The 5 Best Christmas Songs Ever?

This is a tough one. In no particular order, I would include... -Go Tell It on the Mountain -Love Came Down at Christmas -Christians and the Pagans (Dar Williams) -Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas -O Holy Night   When asked to name my favorite Christmas songs, I always include O Holy Night. It’s one [...]

By |2020-12-15T12:07:29-05:00December 15th, 2020|Blog Posts|14 Comments

Choose Your Own Thanksgiving Devotion

We are aware that on this week of Thanksgiving 2020, we aren’t all in the same place. Some of us are living in a space of gratitude. For some of us, we are experiencing more fear and sadness than thankfulness. So today, we are offering two different devotions – one that leans more towards gratitude [...]

By |2020-11-23T14:21:34-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Being Church in a Pandemic: Worship at Home

Back: Jon McQuillin, Monte York - Front: Diane Hymans, Kathy Carnahan During the pandemic, four Broad Streeters who live at Ohio Living Westminster Thurber have been gathering for worship.  On Sundays at 1:30 p.m., they gather in Monte York’s apartment.  They wear masks and sit in a socially distanced way.  Together, they watch [...]

By |2020-10-27T16:48:28-04:00October 27th, 2020|Blog Posts|7 Comments
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