Guardian Angels News

Looking for a Bit of Light

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When someone holds a view that’s very different than your own, the temptation is to say whatever you can to convince them of their error – if only they had the facts, you reason, they would change their minds! Truth is, many studies of human behavior have...

Reflections on Martin Luther King , Jr. Day

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Each year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day I either engage in some service activity that speaks to his legacy or watch a movie or read a book that challenges me in some way to remember all that he brought to our world. This year, I watched a documentary about the 1963 March on...

Deep Communion: We Are All Connected

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Sometimes in this space I share comments or conversations had with parishioners about the justice and outreach work we share here at Guardian Angels. This past week, I had a great dialogue with a newer parishioner about the meaning of the word, “solidarity,” and...

Refugee Resettlement Update

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A blessed and joyful Christmas season was had by all in our two families! Now that we have two families to talk about and the Karen culture’s use of surnames is not like our American way, we often say Family#1 to mean Paw Say Wah (mom) and Kaw Du (dad) and their...

Seeing the good in others...

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I know I have mentioned Krista Tippett before in this space – with her On Being media initiative and her Civil Conversations Project, she never fails to challenge me and inspire me. (If you’re not familiar with this, you can find out more at www.onbeing.org.)...

Sister Parish Update - Teustepe, Nicaragua

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On the night of Epiphany, our team gathered for dinner and a call with our friend Elena in Nicaragua to share prayer and updates. We are trying again to negotiate a visit to Minnesota from leaders in Teustepe and should find out in the coming weeks what is possible. During...

Finding your compass

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With another year ending and a new one about to begin, you might be thinking a bit about what this past year brought. Or perhaps what you’d hope for in the year to come. I know I spend time pondering this time of year, so this week, I invite you to spend some quiet time...

Making room for Christ

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One of my favorite volumes on my bookshelf is a collection of readings for Advent and Christmas called Watch for the Light. It includes an essay by Dorothy Day called Room for Christ that I will steal an excerpt from here: It is no use saying that we are born two thousand...

Calling all history buffs!

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Volunteers are critical to grassroots preservation efforts. Are you looking for a way to help in a very hands-on way with our Guardian Angels History? Volunteer for one time, once per month or help lead the two-year stretch project! All of our volunteer positions require no...

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